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DWR and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have submitted a report to the Legislature recommending that urban water suppliers achieve an indoor water use efficiency standard of 55 gallons per capita per day by 2023, declining to 47 gallons per day by 2025, and 42 gallons by 2030 and beyond.

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As part of an ongoing effort to protect and restore critical habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, DWR has restored more than half of the 1,187 acres of former grazing and dairy lands into rich habitat for fish and wildlife as part of the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project.

The three piers for Castaic Dam’s tower bridge were encased with a reinforced fiber wrap compound as part of seismic retrofits.

Seismic work at Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge has reached another milestone with the completion of work on three bridge piers. The work at the Los Angeles County facility is part of ongoing efforts by DWR to make the bridge stronger and reduce seismic risk at all State Water Project facilities.

Low water levels at Lake Mendocino, a large reservoir in Mendocino County, California, northeast of Ukiah on October 13, 2021.

To address drought impacts across the state, DWR announced the release of the program guidelines and proposal solicitation package to distribute $200 million in funding available through the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program.