The Sacramento River moves water from Mt. Shasta to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, gathering runoff from the Coastal Range and Sierra Nevada before turning toward Sacramento and joining with the American River. In wetter years, the Sacramento River swells to flood levels and releases water into the Yolo Bypass, a major flood control feature for ...
DWR engineers Trevor Morgan and Scott Kennedy were recognized by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for their work as part of the Watershed Emergency Response Team following the 2017 Thomas Fire.
DWR announced the opening of the public comment period for the Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) & Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).
DWR announced today that work to create a new pedestrian path will temporarily restrict public access to the Low Water Access Trail at Lime Saddle Marina on Lake Oroville from January 19 until 25 while construction is underway.
DWR released the draft Regional Flood Management Assistance Program (RFMAP) Guidelines for a 45-day public comment period.
As part of its ongoing commitment to restore Delta ecosystems and habitat, DWR recently took a significant step in launching a 3,000-acre multi-benefit tidal wetlands restoration project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Located just south of the confluence of the Cosumnes and Mokelumne Rivers, the McCormack-Williamson Tract is a north Delta island with a long history of flooding. In 2018, DWR and its partners broke ground on a restoration project at the site, nearly a decade in the making.
One of the oldest and most common practices for improving native fish habitat is planting trees on the banks of rivers and streams. That is why DWR has teamed up with the non-profit River Partners to re-vegetate the Central Valley’s largest riparian corridor.
California’s State Water Project and federal Central Valley Project span several northern watersheds, converging in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where their pumping stations operate a stone’s throw away from one another.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is pleased to announce a 30-day public comment period for the California Water Plan Update 2018 Public Review Draft (PRD).