DWR Updates

Photo of Hailey Wright

We sat down with Hailey Wright, a Department of Water Resources (DWR) environmental scientist, to discuss the salmon lifecycle and her work designing and implementing projects in the Yolo Bypass to improve habitat and fish passage for native salmonids and sturgeon.

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Old Route 49 bridge crossing over the South Yuba River in Nevada City, Calif. saw local and regional visitors during the atmospheric river event across Northern California on January 9, 2017.

September is National Preparedness Month. This month serves as a reminder for all Californians to ensure they have a plan in place in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, such as a large flood or wildfire.

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Photo of Bidwell Canyon Marina from Loafer Creek. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) continues operations to maintain critical functions while modifying the way we work in the face of the current emergencies, like COVID-19 and fires statewide, to protect our staff and the public.

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DWR Environmental Scientist Casey Campos

When salmon spawn, it marks the end of their lifecycle. But it doesn’t mark the end of DWR’s salmon research. DWR studies the carcasses to learn about salmon populations and assess their numbers in the Feather River. Casey Campos, an environmental scientist with DWR’s Feather River Program, leads the Chinook Salmon Escapement Survey study.

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