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Despite moderate January precipitation in the Sierra Nevada after an historically dry December, the February 1 DWR manual snow survey at Phillips Station found little snowpack.  

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1991 East Bay Hills fire, also known as "Tunnel Fire."

After the first heavy rains of 2018 caused flooding and debris flows in Southern California, destroying nearly 100 homes, closing major highways and killing 20 people, officials continue to be concerned about how more rains will impact communities in and near burn scars across the state.

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Lake Oroville January 2018

Today, the Independent Forensic Team (IFT) released additional findings from its review of the February 2017 Lake Oroville Spillways incident. The report builds on the IFT’s interim memo from September 2017 that identified physical causes of the incident. While DWR is in the process of fully reviewing this lengthy report, the Department intends to ...

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Snow survey on January 3, 2018 in Phillips Station

Today's Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey east of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada found little snowpack, which was predictable after a dry December throughout California. 

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The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released a beta version of an updated water resources and water supply reliability planning tool for review and comment.

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