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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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California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement regarding voluntary agreements outlined in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update.

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Groundwater recharge ponds

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced draft decisions for groundwater basin boundary modification requests submitted by local agencies as part of the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). Basins boundaries were previously updated in 2016.

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