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.

Rock Barrier Dismantling Continues
Management of California’s severe drought, now concluding its fourth water year, has required creativity and persistence at DWR. One of the measures used to maintain water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was installation of an emergency rock barrier in West False River to block saltwater intrusion into the central Delta. The barrier was an essential part of DWR’s strategy to maintain good water quality and preserve water in upstream reservoirs to help keep young salmon cool enough to stay alive downstream of dams. Dismantling of the barrier began in early September and will be completed by mid-November.
News Release http://www.water.ca.gov/news/newsreleases/2015/100115droughtbarrier.pdf
Video https://youtu.be/-t3VRyo6RUQ

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