On May 17, 2019, DWR urged people to avoid physical contact with the water at Moreno Beach at Lake Perris in Riverside County until further notice and avoid eating fish from the lake due to presence of blue-green algae.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks announced that the Thermalito Diversion Pool Day Use Area, located along Burma Road, will reopen to the public on Friday, May 3.
DWR today conducted the fifth and final Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 47 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 27.5 inches, which is 188 percent of average for this location.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is taking formal steps to withdraw proposed permits for the WaterFix project and begin a renewed environmental review and planning process for a smaller, single tunnel project that will protect a critical source of water supplies for California.
DWR announced draft basin prioritization for 57 groundwater basins recently affected by basin boundary changes under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Yuba Water Agency today launched an initiative with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and University of California San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography to improve storm and runoff forecasting, and significantly reduce flood risk though enhanced operations of New Bullards Bar and Oroville dams.
DWR issued notice that it will seek an updated environmental permit to operate the State Water Project through a state-based approach in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
DWR experts and federal and state regulators agree that the Oroville main spillway is performing as designed.
DWR conducted the fourth Phillips Station snow survey of 2019 on April 2.
Due to forecasted storms and growing snowpack, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin to release flows at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Oroville main spillway.