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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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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial water allocation of 15 percent for most State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2018 calendar year. That allocation will likely change depending on rain and snowfall received this winter.

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Map of San Luis Reservoir

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today removed the algal bloom “caution” advisory for San Luis Reservoir, which means it is safe to resume water activities without restrictions. The California Department of Parks and Recreation is removing signage at the Merced County reservoir.

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Yosemite

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented its Climate Science Service Awards at a workshop this week sponsored by DWR and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on sub-seasonal to seasonal climate forecasting.

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Map of San Luis Reservoir

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) changed the algal bloom advisory for San Luis Reservoir from Warning to Caution today based on two consecutive weeks of tests that revealed lower toxicity levels at Basalt Boat Launch. Caution signs are being posted at the reservoir in Merced County. A Warning advisory had been in effect since September 15. O ...

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Lake Oroville spillways

SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it has met its goal of repairing and reconstructing the main, gated flood control spillway at Lake Oroville by Nov. 1, 2017 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second this winter.

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