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Sacramento Weir Scheduled to Open New Year's Day
The Department of Water Resources today announced that some gates on the Sacramento Weir will be opened about 9 am on Wednesday, January 1, 1997. (12/31/1996)
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The Department of Water Resources is approving 2.4 million acre-feet (MAF)
The Department of Water Resources is initially approving 2.4 million acre-feet of entitlement water for long-term State Water Project contractors in 1997. (12/02/1996)
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Flood Hazard and Flood Insurance Seminars
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, through its National Flood Insurance Program, is sponsoring two seminars focussing on flood harzard ratings and flood insurance. (11/14/1996)
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Western Regional Urban Streams Conference
The Western Regional Urban Streams Conference will be held in Arcata, CA, on November 15-17. (11/05/1996)
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New Fish Habitat for Silverwood Lake
The Department of Water Resources began placing a new kind of fish habitat at Silverwood Lake last week. (10/28/1996)
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Two workshops and two public hearings scheduled to review the proposed Interim South Delta Program
To foster public review of the proposed Interim South Delta Program, workshops and public hearings are scheduled during November. (10/23/1996)
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Press Briefing on funding for $21.5 million project to improve flood protection
There will be a press briefing on funding for a $21.5 million project to improve flood protection for the City of West Sacramento. (10/11/1996)
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Three projects that will affect flows on the Feather River near Oroville Dam rescheduled
To accommodate Oroville area anglers and business interests, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has rescheduled three projects that will affect flows on the Feather River near Oroville Dam. (10/03/1996)
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New Water Year Begins with Above-Average Supply
For the second year in a row, major reservoirs are storing more than average amounts. (10/01/1996)
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Interim South Delta Program Draft EIR/EIS Release
The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released environmental documents for a program to improve south Delta flows for agriculture, water export purposes, and fish habitat. (08/14/1996)
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Publication of a new report on the Department's efforts to assure high-quality drinking water
The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors today announced publication of a new report on the Department's efforts to assure high-quality drinking water. (07/16/1996)
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State of California's computerized weather-data service
Large urban water users can save money and conserve water by using CIMIS, the State of California's computerized weather-data service. (07/08/1996)
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Free Giant July 4th Fireworks Display
A major, free fireworks display the night of July 4 will illuminate Lake Oroville. (06/28/1996)
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Stephen L. Kashiwada approinted as State Water Project Deputy Director
Governor Wilson has appointed Stephen L. Kashiwada to the State Water Project Deputy Director position for the Department of Water Resources, succeeding John J. Silveira who retired in December 1995. (06/04/1996)
Postponement of the second annual free "Walk for Wellness" at Oroville Dam
Severe rainy weather has forced a one-week postponement of the second annual free "Walk for Wellness" at Oroville Dam to Friday, May 24. (05/16/1996)
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Rising Smelt Take at Delta Pumps
Because of rising Delta smelt counts at Delta pumps, water exports will be moderated over the next few days to reduce risk to the fish. (05/15/1996)
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Free Fishing Derby At O'Nell Forebay
On Saturday, May 18, O'Neill Forebay will be the setting for a free fishing derby for youngsters under age 16. (05/09/1996)
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More Than 1.7 Million People Visited DWR Facilities
More than 1.7 million people visited facilities of the California Department of Water Resources during the period July 1, 1991, through June 30, 1995. (05/06/1996)
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"Walk for Wellness" at Oroville Dam on May 17
Get fit and have fun -- all in the same day. Join the "Walk for Wellness" on Friday, May 17, for a one-mile trek across Oroville Dam. (05/03/1996)
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May is Water Awareness Month in California
California's water supplies are plentiful this spring, as the State prepared to observe Water Awareness Month during May. (04/29/1996)
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Silverwood Lake Recreation Continues
Construction on the new intake tower is progressing and the lake level is down, but there are still lots of reasons to visit Silverwood Lake. (04/17/1996)
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Recreational Opportunities at State Water Project Reservoirs
A new brochure lists recreational opportunities at State Water Project reservoirs. (04/01/1996)
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DWR Issues Informational Report Regarding Two Federal Studies
The State Department of Water Resources has released a report summarizing two federal studies focusing on water issues in and near the American River Basin. (03/21/1996)
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Salmon Monitoring In Feather River
To monitor and protect young salmon and other fish species, biologists have installed traps on the Feather River to sample, measure, and tag the fish. (03/14/1996)
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State Water Project to Deliver 100 Percent of Requests
The Department of Water Resources will deliver full State Water Project allocations to its 29 long-term water supply contractors in 1996. (03/08/1996)
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State Water Project Allocations Increase to 90%
The Department of Water Resources is increasing State Water Project allocations to at least 90 percent for this year. (03/04/1996)
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Lake Oroville Provides Fishing And Boating
Even during the winter, Lake Oroville provides enjoyable fishing and boating opportunities. (02/15/1996)
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1995 Water Deliveries Outpaced 1994
Water FAX: 1995 water deliveries from the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project outpaced those of 1994. (01/11/1996)
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First Snow Survey of Season Arrives in January
Snow surveyors from the California Department of Water Resources will take reporters on the first manual snow-water measurement of the winter on Thursday, January 4. (01/03/1996)
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DWR Completes Aqueduct Repair Job Near Patterson
The Department of Water Resources announced completion of a 40-day project to repair leaks in the California Aqueduct near Patterson, southwest of Modesto. (01/03/1996)
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