DWR Updates

Tribal representatives carrying flags during the grand entry and posting of colors during California Native American Day

Within the State of California, Tribes and underrepresented communities face many challenges accessing clean, affordable water supplies such as groundwater – especially during droughts. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is offering technical assistance services to Tribal and underrepresented communities to help address these challenges and su ...

Image of new DWR-funded water tank at fire station in Bootjack (Mariposa County).

With temperatures rising and climate change increasing drought conditions in California, a project funded by DWR provided critical fire-fighting support to the Mariposa community by strengthening local water supply infrastructure as they battled one of the largest wildfires of 2022.

DWR deployed four temporary power generator units at two sites in Northern California which could place up to 120 Megawatts to the grid in minutes, potentially avoiding rolling outages.

As California faces an extreme heat wave over Labor Day Weekend, DWR is doing its part to support the statewide energy grid during extreme climate-driven events like heat waves or wildfires. It’s all part of a coordinated, statewide effort to keep lights on and air conditioners running for millions of Californians.