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New data released measure changes in land subsidence in the Sacramento Valley over the past nine years, finding the greatest land surface declines near the city of Arbuckle in Colusa County. According to the Sacramento Valley GPS Subsidence Network Report and accompanying fact sheet, most of the valley has experienced little to no subsidence, howev ...

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California Aqueduct

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a statewide increase in State Water Project allocations for 2019. The majority of SWP contractors now stand to receive 15 percent of their requests for the 2019 calendar year, up from the initial 10 percent announced in December. Allocations are based on conservative assumptions and may change ...

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Lake Oroville

As construction ramps down at Oroville’s main and emergency spillways in 2019, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is operating the reservoir under the new 2018-2019 Flood Operations Plan to safely manage operations during the winter months. The Plan ensures flood protection for downstream communities while meeting downstream water d ...

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DWR today announced final basin prioritization for the majority of groundwater basins in the state as required under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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The Yuba River flows east to west from the Sierra Nevada Mountains into the Sacramento Valley in Northern California.

DWR released the Public Review Draft of the California Water Plan Update 2018. The revised plan outlines a path for new or modernized infrastructure, restored ecosystems, efficient regulation, cooperation across water management sectors, and greater return on investment

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In a key step toward stemming one of the state’s most significant public health and ecological challenges, DWR today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a large-scale, multimillion-dollar project at the southern end of the Salton Sea. The 3,770-acre Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project will suppress hazardous dust contributing to ...

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