DWR announced hydropower generation has resumed at the Hyatt Powerplant at Oroville Dam in Butte County.
DWR conducted the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station. Early winter storms this month provided a strong start to the season and some drought relief, but California remains in a drought.
DWR released its first phase of awards to 20 projects through the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program. The funding awards will provide critical support to communities across the state dealing with the impacts of drought conditions.
As DWR continues to support local actions to protect groundwater resources over the long term, today it released the Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.
DWR and the State Water Resources Control Board today issued final groundwater management principles and strategies to help protect drinking water wells from the impacts of drought.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced $26 million in funding commitments to 11 communities through the Small Community Drought Relief program, created by the Budget Act of 2021.
Department of Water Resources (DWR) announces its initial State Water Project (SWP) allocation for 2022 along with several steps to manage the state’s water supply in anticipation of a third dry year with reservoirs at or near historic lows.
DWR and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have submitted a report to the Legislature recommending that urban water suppliers achieve an indoor water use efficiency standard of 55 gallons per capita per day by 2023, declining to 47 gallons per day by 2025, and 42 gallons by 2030 and beyond.
DWR initiated a $100 million funding program to restore capacity to portions of the California Aqueduct, San Luis Canal, Delta-Mendota Canal, and Friant-Kern Canal lost to land subsidence occurring during the last several decades.
As part of an ongoing effort to protect and restore critical habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, DWR has restored more than half of the 1,187 acres of former grazing and dairy lands into rich habitat for fish and wildlife as part of the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project.