DWR today announced awarding $85.8 million in grants for groundwater sustainability projects that directly benefit severely disadvantaged communities.
Forecasted storms expected in the Feather River basin this weekend may require using Lake Oroville’s flood control outlet spillway (also known as the main spillway) this week or next.
Today’s snow survey by the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program indicates that water content in the statewide mountain snowpack increased from 23 percent of the March 1 average to 52 percent of today’s historical average. The early-April snow survey is the most important for water supply forecasting because the snowpack is normally at its pe ...
The underground secant pile cutoff wall was completed on March 7, 2018 and crews are placing roller-compacted concrete for the emergency spillway splashpad.
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.