The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
DWR advises, Flood Prepare California!
DWR, along with CAL FIRE and the National Weather Service, warn that weather and land conditions across California increase the potential for flash flooding during the rainy season now under way. Five years of drought conditions have exacerbated wildfires across the state. Rain is beginning to fall across fire burn scars, making these areas prone to sudden erosion along roads and through neighborhoods. DWR says, Flood Prepare California! To learn more about flooding after fire events and recommended actions you should take if traveling through a flash flood-prone area, watch this educational video produced by DWR with funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.