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California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources announced the reopening of certain day-use areas and facilities at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The North and South Forebay day-use areas, aquatic center and visitor center are now open.

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An aerial view of Bidwell Bar Bridge at Lake Oroville.

There is no threat to Oroville Dam. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is taking precautionary measures detailed below to ensure the safety of other water infrastructure including power plants and power lines.

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it has met its goal of completely reconstructing the main spillway at Oroville Dam by Nov. 1 to be prepared for the upcoming winter. The newly constructed spillway is now built to its original design capacity of 270,000 cubic feet per second.

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Flood After Fire News Conference Santa Barbara October 2018

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) urges Californians to be proactive and prepare for flooding before the winter storm season begins November 1.

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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed a major riparian restoration project and opened three miles of a multi-use trail near the east end of Lake Perris in Riverside County. The biking and hiking trail had been closed since September while work on a 49.3-acre restoration project was underway.

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with state and local partners, today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Delta’s largest tidal wetlands restoration project. The Dutch Slough Tidal Restoration Project will re-establish a rich ecological network that will boost survival rates of endangered fish and wildlife while also protecting neigh ...

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A view of Pyramid Lake, part of the State Water Project.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today removed a caution advisory that had been in effect since August 17 at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County. Water contact is allowed, but all recreational users should always avoid contact with blue-green algae.

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A new water year begins Oct. 1 and Californians will be eyeing the weather forecasts to see what kind of year it will be. Despite below-average precipitation in water year 2018, most California reservoirs are storing near- or above-average levels of water heading into the 2019 water year.

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