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DWR news release DWR-led Process Updates California’s Strategic Water Roadmap Highlights and Initial Volumes Released
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the Highlights booklet and initial volumes of the latest edition of the California Water Plan, which since 1957 has guided the State’s water resource management and planning. Update 2013 of the California Water Plan is State government’s strategic plan for understanding, managing and developing water resources statewide for current and future generations. (10/30/2014)
pressrelease Media Briefing October 30 on Release of California Water Plan Update
Reporters will be briefed tomorrow, October 30, on release of the Highlights and Initial Volumes of California Water Plan Update 2013. Since 1957, the California Water Plan has guided the State’s water resource management and planning. Discussing the latest Update will be Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird and Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin. (10/29/2014)
DWR news release Homeowners Are Encouraged To Prepare Their Trees for Winter Season In Case Rain Is Scarce
SACRAMENTO –California’s drought is having a visible impact on lawns throughout the state as homeowners reduce their outdoor watering. Lawns can be brought back to life relatively quickly, but once a tree dies, its loss is irreversible. As the amount of sunlight falling on trees is reduced with the change in the seasons, trees go into dormancy and require less water than during the hot summer months. But in exceptionally dry conditions, a tree may not have enough stored moisture to survive until drought conditions improve. Tree advocates and water officials today urged homeowners to educate themselves on effective tree care to ensure their trees’ survival in the months ahead – especially if California’s extended dry period continues this winter. (10/27/2014)
news release 2014 Urban Streams Restoration Program’s Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package
The California Department of Water Resources issued the final 2014 Urban Streams Restoration Program’s Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. DWR is soliciting proposals for $7.9 million in Proposition 13 & 84 funds for projects that protect, restore and enhance urban creek channels through effective and efficient flood damage reduction approaches that will preserve, restore, and enhance natural environmental values to local communities. (10/23/2014)
The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, is a $7.545 billion general obligation bond proposal that would provide funding to address water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvement issues in California. (10/08/2014)
newsrelease DWR to Begin Upgrading Seismic Safety at Perris Dam
SACRAMENTO – Access to the southeast side of the Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Riverside County will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday October 15 as the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) begins work to upgrade the seismic safety of Perris Dam. The closure will impact the Bernasconi area of the lake, and will remain in effect for the duration of the project. During the three-year construction period, access to hiking trails, undeveloped campsites, and rock climbing on the southeast side of Lake Perris will be closed. In addition, the road on top of the dam will be closed. (10/02/2014)

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