The ceremonial first shovel at the Big Notch Groundbreaking ceremony at the Fremont Weir Wildlife area in Yolo County.

Federal and state agencies broke ground today on a project that will become the single largest floodplain salmon rearing habitat restoration in California history. DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are partnering on the “Big Notch Project,” a 30,000-acre floodplain habitat restoration and fish passage project in the Yolo Bypass in Yo ...

A close-up photo taken near the Basalt Boat Ramp showing part of an algae bloom in the San Luis Reservoir.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is urging the public to avoid contact with water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice due to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).