image of Lake Oroville Visitors Center’s 47-foot viewing tower

DWR and California State Parks will be offering expanded educational opportunities at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center and State Recreation Area in the coming months. As of July 1, DWR is exclusively managing the Oroville Visitor Center facilities, while State Parks will provide programs throughout the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.

As part of the Castaic Dam Modernization work in Los Angeles County, DWR geologists perform rock core drilling along the dam's east side to verify the geology for the installation of groundwater monitoring equipment.

Two key projects are set to begin as part of ongoing modernization work at Castaic Dam in Los Angeles County to reduce risks from a major earthquake. DWR will oversee the installation of new equipment to monitor the dam’s stability and work to strengthen the dam’s intake tower access bridge.

Image conveying April 1, 2021 DWR manual snow survey at Philips Station

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – DWR conducted the fourth snow survey at the Phillips Station snow course. The manual survey recorded 49.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 21 inches, which is 83 percent of average for this location.

A section of the California Aqueduct within the California State Water Project, located near Wheeler Ridge, which convey California Aqueduct water between Ira J. Chrisman Wind Gap and Edmonston Pumping Plants within Kern County. In the background is the Tehachapi Mountains.

As California experiences a second consecutive dry year, today the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced an adjustment to its initial State Water Project (SWP) allocation for the 2021 water year. The department now expects to deliver 5 percent of requested supplies this year, down from the initial allocation of 10 percent announc ...