DWR began construction on Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge in Los Angeles County to reduce seismic risks during a major earthquake.
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources released the next versions of two computer models that simulate operations of the State Water Project (SWP) and the Central Valley Project (CVP).
DWR is using an innovative, helicopter-based technology to gather information about the state’s groundwater aquifer structure to support drought response and the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
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.
DWR released its first assessments of groundwater sustainability plans developed by local agencies to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
In response to worsening drought conditions in California, today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) began construction on a temporary emergency drought barrier on the West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
State water agencies, the California Water Data Consortium (Consortium) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced a new partnership today to make an open-source groundwater accounting platform freely available to help groundwater sustainability agencies manage the transition to sustainable supplies.
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.
DWR today awarded $26 million in grant funding for capital project investments to improve water supply security, water quality and the reliability of domestic wells – advancing access to safe, affordable drinking water.
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.