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Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) reduced a warning advisory that had been in effect since July 26 at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County. DWR urges all recreational users to exercise caution and avoid direct contact with blue-green algae.

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced that Lake Oroville State Recreation Area’s Spillway Boat Ramp area will remain open for the Labor Day holiday on September 2, 2019. The Spillway Boat Ramp opened to the public on August 9 after two years of closure for the Oroville Dam Spillways Reconstruction Projec ...

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DWR removed a caution advisory that had been in effect since July 12 at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles County. DWR urges all recreational users to exercise caution and avoid direct contact with blue-green algae.

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California State Parks and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office today announced that Oroville Dam’s Spillway Boat Ramp will reopen on a partial schedule to the public on Friday, August 9.

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A view of the Lake Oroville main spillway in Butte County, California. The spillway gates are designed with seals to minimize leakage around the edges of the gate. This modest leakage is beneficial with respect to reducing friction when the gates are operated.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) was notified today that the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) submitted DWR’s Oroville spillways reimbursement appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) urges people to avoid physical contact with the water at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to the presence of blue-green algae.

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