The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Water Year 2014 ends today as one of California’s driest, with little promise that Water Year 2015 which arrives tomorrow will be any wetter. With reservoir levels dropping daily – Lake Oroville’s 31 percent capacity approaching the all-time low of 26 percent in drought year 1977 – conservation is the one immediate tool we have to stretch our supply of drinking, washing and irrigation water as we wait for uncertain winter storms. Visit Save Our Water at www.saveourwater.com (www.ahorrenuestraagua.com in Spanish) for quick, easy and effective conservation tips.
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↑ Lake Oroville photos show comparison of current and 2011 water levels.
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