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.


Getting Ready for the Inevitable

California may be ending a third consecutive dry water year, but flooding is never far from DWR employees’ minds. Then there’s wildfire danger. Wildfires pose the greatest threat to people and property during a drought. Earthquakes? They can create chaos without warning in rain or shine, and though some areas are hit harder than others, potential earthquake devastation is a concern statewide. September is National Preparedness Month, and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services encourages all Californians to prepare for when – not if – the next emergency will occur. Identify your family’s risk, build a crisis kit, create a family disaster plan and practice it. For information about National Preparedness Month, visit http://www.caloes.ca.gov/NewsandMedia/Pages/Preparedness-Month.aspx.

Courtesy of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services | Spotlight Archive


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