Pictured are the participants from the panel discussion about "Building Resilience and the Partnerships to Make It Happen." From left to right: Alicia Kirchner - Water Resources Project Planner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Jane Dolan - President, Central Valley Flood Protection Board President; Chris Elias - Executive Director, San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency; John Cain - Senior Director of Conservation, River Partners; Gary Lippner - DWR Deputy Director, Flood Management and Dam Safety; Kris Tjernell - DWR Deputy Director, Integrated Watershed Management.

With California in extreme drought and facing ongoing extreme climate events, DWR gathered scientists, water policy experts, and members of communities impacted by drought and floods for a conversation about building climate resiliency, including in the state’s water and flood management systems.

This aerial view looks west toward Quail Lake and Highway 138, in the Tejon Ranch area of western Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County.

DWR urges people to avoid physical contact with water at Quail Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice due to the presence of blue-green algae.

An aerial drone view at Bidwell Bar Bridge showing Lake Oroville on August 4, 2022

Conserving water has become a way of life in California, especially as projections forecast warmer, drier conditions. The State’s new water year has begun and with it comes fresh concerns about a fourth year of extreme drought for the state.




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