As part of ongoing work to improve California’s preparedness for dry conditions and better adapt to climate change, DWR has released results of a study examining Southern California tree-ring data, and the centuries-long story the tree-rings reveal.
DWR and CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department have jointly launched three major fuel reduction projects designed to reduce wildfire threat and bolster forest health around Lake Oroville.
Today’s snow survey at Phillips Station tells a more positive story than it did before the recent storm, but totals are still well below average. Despite the recent late-winter storm that brought much-needed snow to the Sierra Nevada, the snow water equivalent (SWE) is 9.4 inches, which is 39 percent of normal for early March.
For the third time in four years, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has won a Climate Leadership Award for efforts to combat climate change.
DWR and local partners commemorated the completion of a project to extend the State Water Project’s East Branch Aqueduct to bring additional supplies to communities in eastern San Bernardino County on February 22, 2018.
The underground secant pile wall is 95 percent complete and is targeted for completion in March of 2018. Foundation preparation continues for the roller-compacted concrete (RCC) splashpad. Phase Two of construction on the main spillway is expected to begin in May.
Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Cost-Benefit Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds the first stage of the project could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who obtain their water from participating State Water Project (S ...
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Today, DWR sent a memo to the local public water agencies participating in the development and construction of California WaterFix and issued the following statement from DWR Director Karla Nemeth.
Today, a partnership of state and local agencies, working to help homeowners affected by California’s multi-year drought, finished connecting 755 homes to a safe, reliable, permanent water supply.