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.