In California’s Central Valley, spring-run Chinook salmon are a threatened species. To support recovery efforts of spring-run and to track their progress, it’s crucial for state agencies like the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to know how many juveniles are produced in the Central Valley’s rivers each year.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 25, 2023.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 18, 2023.
On August 18, 1962, President John F. Kennedy joined then-Governor Edmond “Pat” Brown and other State and Federal officials to celebrate the landmark groundbreaking of the San Luis Dam, a joint Federal-State reservoir and part of California’s State Water Project (SWP).
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 11, 2023.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 4, 2023.
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.