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newsrelease Updated Report: Groundwater Resources Depleted By Drought
SACRAMENTO – Following one of the driest years on record when groundwater resources have provided an increasing percentage of California’s water supply, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released an updated report on groundwater basins that details groundwater level changes, potential water shortages, land subsidence, farmland fallowing and gaps in groundwater monitoring. (12/02/2014)
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DWR news release Initial State Water Project Allocation Set at 10 Percent
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial allocation of 10 percent for the customers of the State Water Project. Depending upon the volume of rain and snow that reaches California this winter that initial allocation may be increased. Should dry conditions return, DWR may reallocate State Water Project supplies to meet critical human health and safety needs. (12/01/2014)
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pressrelease SWP Contract Negotiations Set To Begin Public Invited To Monitor Sessions ‘Live’ or by Phone
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today it will begin negotiations with State Water Project (SWP) Contractors in December on proposed amendments that would modify SWP water supply contracts. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the public will be invited to observe the negotiations in person and to listen on the phone using a call-in number. (11/24/2014)
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pressrelease DWR ANNOUNCES CLIMATE SCIENCE SERVICE AWARDS
SAN DIEGO -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented its periodic Climate Science Service awards at this week’s workshop on seasonal climate prediction sponsored by the Department and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The purpose of the awards is to recognize ongoing assistance provided by scientists who have been working closely with DWR on climate research activities. DWR also presented a special Advisory Committee Climate Services Award to the members of its Climate Change Technical Advisory Group (CCTAG). (11/20/2014)
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