The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has published a summary report on the Oroville Dam Safety Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), initiated in January 2018 to identify dam safety and operational needs following reconstruction of the spillways damaged in February 2017.
Assessments and evaluations of the Castaic Dam spillway in Los Angeles County began today as part of a statewide effort to reduce risks from major earthquakes or extreme weather events to State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure.
To help Californians prepare for natural disasters and to advance family and community disaster planning, DWR has launched a new partnership with Listos California – a campaign anchored at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – as part of the Social Bridging Project.
California’s Water Year 2020 has come to a close and while Northern California was mostly dry, parts of Southern California experienced above average precipitation. The water year ended below average and further demonstrated the impact of climate change on the state’s water supply.
As part of an ongoing effort to address California’s critical water needs and build regional self-reliance in the face of a changing climate, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced nearly $37 million in grant awards for water resilience projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Updated draft guidance for local water managers in developing state-mandated water management plans have been released for public comment. New elements for the urban and agricultural water management plans reflect lessons learned from the 2014 - 2017 drought, advances in water measurement technology, and a continued commitment to the long-term sust ...
State Water Project facilities at San Luis Reservoir are open after closures due to nearby fires. However, a harmful algal bloom warning advisory has been issued at O’Neill Forebay and caution advisory is in effect at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County.
This month six California and federal agencies representing water management, fish, and wildlife, along with the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors, signed onto the Sacramento River Science Partnership.
Three small disadvantaged communities in the Central Valley will receive $28 million in grant funding as part of DWR's commitment to support projects that reduce flood risk to people and property.
DWR today awarded $11 million in grants to five projects that will improve the habitat and chances of survival for native fish species within the lower San Joaquin River watershed.