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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.

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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 ...

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DWR's Sean DeGuzman takes measurements at Phillips Station during the first snow survey of the 2020-2021 water year.

DWR conducted the first Phillips Station snow survey of the season. The manual survey recorded 30.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 10.5 inches, which is 93 percent of the January 1 average for this location.

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A spring evening over the California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley.

With California off to a dry start for the water year, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial State Water Project (SWP) allocation of 10 percent of requested supplies for the 2021 water year.

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An aerial view of Enterprise Bridge along Lumpkin Road.

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.

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