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Monday’s Top of the Scroll: Big setback for Gov. Brown’s twin tunnels delta water project

A crucial certification needed to build two tunnels that officials believe would help solve California’s water delivery problems was withdrawn Friday, ensuring that Gov. Jerry Brown’s pet water project won’t be approved before he leaves office in January.

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News Release: Construction begins at Lime Saddle Boat Ramp

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin construction Monday to improve pedestrian access to Lake Oroville Marina at Lime Saddle.    The Low Water Access Trail project will enhance public safety and provide reliable pedestrian access to the marina during low lake level conditions. Construction activities are scheduled to occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Lime Saddle State Recreation Area.

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News Release: DWR Honors UCLA scientist for large storm forecasting efforts with NASA

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented Dr. Bin Guan with the 2018 Climate Science Service Award for his tool that identifies atmospheric rivers in weather models. The work supports experimental forecasts of these large storms earlier than current models. … DWR staff presented the 2018 award to Dr. Guan on December 5 at a DWR/Water Education Foundation workshop in Irvine. The topic of the workshop was improving sub-seasonal to seasonal precipitation forecasting. 

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California Water Plan eNews

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Draft basin boundary modifications open for public comment through Jan. 4; Integrated water management conference will include look at water in the sky; First meeting for advisory group looking into small water system vulnerabilities; Report for Congress looks at California water infrastructure; Water Solutions Network offering problem-solving support to water managers; USACE webinars to discuss new delivery methods in P3 pilot program; Save the dates, CWEMF sets annual meeting for April in Folsom

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ACWA CONFERENCE: Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth on the Department’s efforts to confront the challenges ahead

Karla Nemeth was appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on January 10, 2018. As the Director, she oversees DWR operations, including maintaining the California State Water Project, managing floodwaters, monitoring dam safety, conducting habitat restoration, and providing technical assistance and funding for projects for local water needs.

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News Release: San Luis Reservoir algal bloom caution advisory removed

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today removed a caution advisory that had been in effect since September 7 at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County. Water contact is allowed, but all recreational users should always avoid contact with blue-green algae. DWR lifted the caution advisory after detecting a reduced amount of microcystins for a second consecutive week at San Luis Reservoir.

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Department of Water Resources announces initial State Water Project allocations

Despite the last few storms that brought the North State much needed rain, this water year has been relatively dry, and those conditions are reflected in the Department of Water Resources’ initial State Water Project allocations.

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Video: Karla Nemeth keynote speech – ACWA 2018

Karla Nemeth Keynote Speech – ACWA 2018

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News Release: Lake Oroville State Recreation Area partially reopens after Camp Fire

Today, California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the reopening of certain day-use areas and facilities at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The North and South Forebay day-use areas, aquatic center and visitor center are now open. … Lake Oroville is one of many state park units that was closed due to the Camp Fire. 

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California Water Plan enews

This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Fourth National Climate Assessment released by U.S. research program; Environmental justice chapter for General Plan Guidelines ready for review; $3.18 million in grants approved to restore and protect natural habitats; Comment period opens for Santa Ana River watershed plan update; Recap of this month’s two-day California Economic Summit available online; Soil survey looks at conditions in two Central Sierra foothill counties; Online tool provides personalized report on ways to save water, energy

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Blog: Private sector partnership underlines DWR Flyway Farms restoration project

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed construction on a 350-acre tidal restoration project at Yolo Flyway Farms on the northwestern edge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Yolo Flyway Farms Tidal Habitat Restoration project floods grazing land to create a tidal habitat for Delta smelt in the Yolo Bypass, a floodwater diversion zone in Yolo County. The effort was the result of a partnership between DWR and a private landowner for the creation of habitat restoration.

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State Taking Steps to Manage Subsidence-Related Impacts to California Aqueduct
Department of Water Resources to spend $5 million for quick fixes, as it assesses longer-term repairs

For as long as agriculture has existed in the Central Valley, farmers have pumped water from the ground to sustain their livelihood and grow food consumed by much of the nation. This has caused the ground in certain places to sink, sometimes dramatically, eliminating valuable aquifer storage space that can never be restored.

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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Public input being sought for state’s climate change assessment
  • UC Davis report looks at the drought’s economic impact on agriculture
  • DWR using online survey to find ways to help California water agencies
  • Series of funding fairs cont
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Oroville Dam will Take Front and Center at Lake Oroville Visitor Center Event

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

A man who was in his teens when Oroville Dam was built will give a presentation Wednesday highlighting that history at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

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DWR Spotlight: Water Conservation Tips Taught at California State Fair

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off July 11 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, DWR will educate visitors at two Save Our Water exhibits from July 11 to 27.

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Big Operation Along Lake Oroville This Week to Prepare for Cold Water Release

From the Chico Enterprise-Record:

Eric Ward went to one of his regular fishing spots near the Oroville Dam Friday morning, and the scene was far from serene. … The word from the Department of Water Resources is that the rubber booms were deployed to capture any hydraulic oil that spilled into the water when a valve was tested, explained Mark Anderson, assistant State Water Project deputy director.

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News Release: Californians Encouraged to Learn More About Saving Water at State

From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

As the California State Fair kicks off today [July 11], Save Our Water – a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) – is encouraging Californians to visit its displays featuring easy ways to save water inside and outside the home. Staff from DWR will be on hand to help attendees identify opportunities to conserve.
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Governor’s water action plan, NODOS on next water commission agenda
  • Proposed desalination amendments for ocean plan to be discussed next month
  • 2014 grant solicitation FAQs added to IRWM program site
  • Environmental justice grants available for safe drinking water projects
  • California farmland conversion trends detailed in new report
  • Agriculture and Land Stewardship Web site offers project strategies
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DWR California Water Plan eNews

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

This week’s Water Plan eNews includes:
  • Documentary looks at the quest for safe drinking water in the Inyo-Mono region
  • Economic impacts of climate change detailed in Risky Business Project report
  • Water sessions to be included at international infrastructure conference
  • Desa
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News Release: Fourth of July Fireworks to Light Up Lake Oroville

From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):

Oroville Dam in Butte County will be the site of a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display presented by community organizations in cooperation with the Department of Water Resources.

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