2022 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

DWR released the public draft of the 2022 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). The plan is California's strategic framework for reducing flood risk in the Central Valley, which has among the highest flood risk in the nation.

The Delta–Mendota Canal is a 117-mile-long aqueduct in central California

DWR signed an agreement to award $3.3 million in funding to the San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority to repair segments of the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) in the San Joaquin Valley that have been damaged by land subsidence.

The Bureau of Reclamation, Friant Water Authority, and California Department of Water Resources celebrate the groundbreaking of a $187 million construction project to restore capacity in a 10-mile portion of the Friant-Kern Canal.

With California now in its third year of drought, collaboration among state, federal and local partners is critical to improving the resiliency of California’s water system. Today, DWR announced it has released $29.8 million in funding to the Friant Water Authority (FWA) to repair segments of the Friant-Kern Canal.

A drone provides a view of a section of the California Aqueduct within the California State Water Project, located near John R. Teerink Pumping Plant, which convey California Aqueduct water between Buena Vista and John R. Teerink Pumping Plants within Kern County.

DWR announced it must reduce the State Water Project allocation to 5 percent of requested supplies for 2022. DWR previously set the allocation at 15 percent but a historically dry January and February, with no significant storms forecast for March, requires a reduction in the allocation to conserve available water supply.