DWR Updates

View of Fremont Weir in the Yolo Bypass.

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 engineer Trevor Morgan  receives CAL FIRE Director's Award

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.

RSP photo - grants

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).

McCormack-Williamson Tract aerial view

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.

DWR Director Karla Nemeth

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.