DWR took another step in its ambitious efforts to reduce climate change impacts by replacing an old electricity-generating turbine with a new, energy efficient model at the Ronald B. Robie Thermalito Pumping-Generating Powerplant in Butte County that will help the Department achieve its goal of using 100 percent zero-emission resources by 2045.
DWR Climate Change Blog
To adapt to intensifying extremes, federal, state, and local governments must be proactive in analyzing how climate change may impact California’s natural resources – as well as people and property. In a step to toward that goal, DWR released “Moving to Action”, a call for essential partnerships, planning, and collaboration with state, federal, and ...
DWR presented Climate Science Service Awards to four early-career scientists with the University of San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography at this year’s Winter Outlook Workshop.
“Pineapple Express” or “Atmospheric River” are terms you may hear often. But what do they mean, really? DWR Climate Change Program Section Chief, Elissa Lynn, gave a presentation on DWR’s Water Wednesdays live educational series where she discussed these storm systems, what they mean for California, and their impact on the state’s water reservoirs ...
California’s 2020 legislative session came to an end Sept. 30 with several new bills signed into law that will impact water operations and the Department of Water Resources.
California has the most variable weather conditions in the United States, often varying between extremes such as drought and flood. Our ability to forecast variable weather conditions well in advance is a driving factor in how water managers maximize the benefits and minimize the hazards of each storm.
The Department of Water Resources has released California's first-ever greenhouse gas emissions performance metric to help the Department reduce its carbon footprint and help the public track the ‘carbon intensity’ of water moving across California.
As an energy consumer and producer DWR is actively implementing projects and strategies to utilize renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint.
“Mother nature is changing fast, and we need to change along with her,” California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot told an audience of climate scientists, water managers, and other stakeholders at a climate change conference on September 17 in Sacramento.
Most Californians turn on their taps without thinking about where the water comes from or if that flow might trickle out someday. They may not realize how local, state, and even federal water managers work together to ensure a steady water supply now and in the future.