Lake Oroville Community Update for July 28, 2023.
Climate change is altering the timing, pace, and scale of the weather events that provide precipitation to California during the wet season from October through April. Historically, 90% of the annual precipitation shows up during this time with 50% showing up in the 3-month window from December through February.
The proposed Delta Conveyance Project, by adding intakes in the northern Delta and an earthquake resilient tunnel, provides some insurance against water supply disruption from an earthquake in the Bay Area or Delta.
Lake Oroville Community Update for July 21, 2023.
2023 has demonstrated how quickly California can move from one extreme to another -- as severe drought conditions gave way to flooding and one of the largest snowpacks in 70 years. Because of this extreme variability, and in an effort to always be climate ready, DWR and partners proactively worked to take advantage of this year’s record-breaking pr ...
Lake Oroville Community Update for July 14, 2023.
Lake Oroville Community Update for July 7, 2023.
California’s Central Valley is home to four runs of Chinook salmon: spring, fall, late-fall, and winter. Spring-run and winter-run Chinook salmon are currently listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Some may be asking after this extremely wet water year -- how is California progressing towards sustainable groundwater management and efforts to recharge groundwater basins?