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image of March 1, 2022 snow survey at Phillips Station

DWR conducted the third snow survey of the season at Phillips Station. Following a January and February that will enter records as the driest documented in state history, the manual survey recorded 35 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 16 inches, which is 68 percent of average for this location for March.

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Castaic Dam’s 500-foot-long tower bridge was strengthened to allow for continued safe operations during a major earthquake.

DWR completed the seismic retrofits on Castaic Dam’s tower access bridge in Los Angeles County. The completion marks a major milestone to ensure the resiliency of State Water Project facilities.

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February 2022 snow survey

DWR conducted the second snow survey of the season at Phillips Station. Following a dry January, the manual survey recorded 48.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 19 inches, which is 109 percent of average for this location for this date. The snow water equivalent measures the amount of water contained in the snowpack and is a key ...

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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.

The Bureau of Reclamation, Friant Water Authority, and California Department of Water Resources today celebrated the groundbreaking of a $187 million construction project to restore capacity in a 10-mile portion of the Friant-Kern Canal. The event marks the beginning of Phase 1 of a multi-phased construction project, known as the Friant-Kern Canal ...

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Fishermen head out from this dock near Dinosaur Point on the San Luis Reservoir near dawn in Merced County on Aug. 23, 2021.

DWR announced it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15 percent of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the Department announced that the initial allocation would cover only critical health and safety needs of the 29 water agencies that contract to receive State Water Project supplies.

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