State and local officials took part in the ceremonial first shovel during the  Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration & Flood Improvement groundbreaking ceremony in Solano County.

Today, state, federal, and local agencies gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the largest tidal habitat restoration project in California history. DWR and Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) are teaming up on the Lookout Slough Tidal Habitat Restoration and Flood Improvement Project in Solano County.

Grant Funding Recipient Locations Phase 7

DWR is providing critical financial support to four urgent projects in Humboldt, Los Angeles, Modoc, Shasta, and Siskiyou counties through the Small Community Drought Relief Program. In coordination with the State Water Resources Control Board, DWR has awarded $2 million in funding to support four identified projects that will improve drought resil ...

The ceremonial first shovel at the Big Notch Groundbreaking ceremony at the Fremont Weir Wildlife area in Yolo County.

Federal and state agencies broke ground today on a project that will become the single largest floodplain salmon rearing habitat restoration in California history. DWR and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are partnering on the “Big Notch Project,” a 30,000-acre floodplain habitat restoration and fish passage project in the Yolo Bypass in Yo ...

A close-up photo taken near the Basalt Boat Ramp showing part of an algae bloom in the San Luis Reservoir.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is urging the public to avoid contact with water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County until further notice due to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).