April 2018 snow survey  at Phillips Station

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 ...

Lake Oroville construction image

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.

Yolo bypass

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 ...