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NOTE: This information may have been superseded by later news releases. These items are listed here for archive purposes, only.

New Web Site for DPLA
The Division of Planning and Local Assistance announces their new web site. (12/20/2002)
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Reclamation Board Meeting
On December 20, 2002, The Reclamation Board will consider endorsing a new approach to flood management and ecosystem restoration in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins. (12/19/2002)
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Initial 2003 SWP Water Allocation
DWR has initially approved 825,375 acre-feet of water for long term SWP contractors, or about 20 percent of their 2003 Table A allocations. (12/12/2002)
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Water Purchase Program
DWR is initiating a 2003 Dry Year Water Purchase Program to help public agencies throughout California supplement their water supplies if 2003 is dry. (11/15/2002)
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New Web Site
The Bay Delta Office (formerly Office of State Water Project Planning) announces its new web site. (11/06/2002)
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DWR News
The new issue of the DWR News magazine is now available on the web. (11/01/2002)
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Oroville Recreation
Lake Oroville offers many choices for fall recreation. (10/24/2002)
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Water Conditions Workshop
Workshop on Orange County Water Conditions and Drought Preparedness scheduled for October 24, 2002 in Fountain Valley. (10/18/2002)
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Catch a Special Thrill for Kids
DWR joins Millerton Lake event for disabled children. (10/09/2002)
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AB 303 Grants
Local groundwater management assistance fund workshops--frequently asked questions. (10/01/2002)
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Water Supplies
Next year's water prospects -- not bad, and might get better with El Nino's help. (10/01/2002)
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Water Use Efficiency Workshops
DWR announces four workshops in October and application packages for the 2003 Water Conservation Grant and Loan Programs. (09/27/2002)
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New DWR Home Page
This fall, look for the redesigned DWR Home Page featuring a new look, easier site navigation and a Department-wide search engine. (09/23/2002)
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Power Contracts
DWR successfully restructures two long-term power contracts. Visit the California Energy Resources Scheduling web site for details. (09/20/2002)
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Task Force Meeting
The Floodplain Management Task Force sets meeting for September 25 and 26 in southern California. (09/18/2002)
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New Web Site
The Division of Environmental Services announces the web site for its new Office of Water Quality. (09/18/2002)
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Oroville Recreation
Lake Oroville offers many recreation attractions in scenic Northern California setting. (09/06/2002)
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Security Update
DWR is significantly more secure now than one year ago. (09/04/2002)
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Delivery Increase
DWR increased 2002 SWP water allocation to 2.89 maf, which should meet 70 percent of most long-term contractors needs. (08/29/2002)
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Fish Barrier Dam
DWR to double water flows in the Feather River in four-day test of fish habitat. (08/23/2002)
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Delivery Reliability Report
DWR issues a DRAFT “State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report” to assist SWP contractors in assessing the adequacy of their water supply. (08/20/2002)
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Energy Costs
DWR releases Spot Market Data for May and June 2002. Updates power costs through July. (08/16/2002)
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Grant Workshops
Groundwater Grant Workshops have been scheduled through September 12. (08/16/2002)
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Reclamation Board
At their August 16 meeting, the Board will review guidelines for reducing flood damage, restoring habitats on Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. (08/12/2002)
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Lake County
DWR sponsors exhibits at several Lake County locations August 6 through 10. (07/30/2002)
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Monterey Amendments Litigation
A joint agreement has been reached on the principles for settling the lawsuit over the Monterey Amendments. (07/18/2002)
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Colorado River Board
Board's July 24 meeting will examine drought impacts in Southern California. (07/17/2002)
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Water Transfers Office
New web site informs the public and provides useful information on water transfers in California. (07/12/2002)
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Fish Barrier
DWR designs Sierra dam to protect Golden Trout. (07/08/2002)
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Lake Oroville
Free Fourth of July fireworks display will light up Lake Oroville beginning at 9:45 p.m. (06/27/2002)
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Ruth Lake Recreation
Ruth Lake Recreation Development will be honored by DWR at a ceremony on June 28. (06/25/2002)
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Fish Passage
Notice of June 27 Meeting On Proposed Daguerre Point Dam Fish Passage Improvement Project. (06/20/2002)
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Revenue Requirement
The proposed determination of the 2003 revenue requirement has been submitted to the CPUC. (06/13/2002)
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Reclamation Board
The Reclamation Board will take part in a social and dinner event in Modesto June 20, a bus tour the morning of June 21 and a meeting that afternoon. (06/13/2002)
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Recycling/Desalination
To help facilitate DWR's work on the 2002 Recycled Water Task Force, the Office of Water Use Efficiency, Recycling and Desalination Branch went online May 15. (06/05/2002)
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Meeting Notice
The California Water Commission will hold a meeting on June 7 in Sacramento. (05/28/2002)
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Grant Recommendations
Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program Grant recommendations will be announced at a meeting on May 20 in Sacramento. (05/15/2002)
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Reclamation Board
Meeting on May 17 in Sacramento to discuss flood control, environmental, and budget issues. (05/14/2002)
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Grants & Loans
DWR schedules Proposition 13 Grants and Loans workshop May 21 in Sacramento. (05/13/2002)
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Oroville Recreation
Lake Oroville offers many recreation attractions in scenic Northern California setting. (05/08/2002)
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Oroville Dam Tours
DWR offers free bus tours of Oroville Dam on Saturday, May 11, 2002. (05/06/2002)
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Renegotiated CalPeak Power Contract
DWR Successfully Restructures CalPeak Contract. (05/02/2002)
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Agricultural Water Use
DWR, USBR, and Agricultural Water Management Council present a series of workshops from May 13 through 24 on agricultural water use efficiency milestones. (05/02/2002)
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Water Awareness Month
DWR plans a series of special events for Water Awareness Month in May. (04/29/2002)
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Task Force Meeting
2002 Recycled Water Task Force's public discussion session will be held on May 8, 2002 in conjunction with the ACWA Spring Conference. (04/29/2002)
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Lake Oroville Spillway Launch Ramp to Close
DWR operations and maintenance activities at Lake Oroville will force closure of the spillway chute boat launch ramp access road May 1 & 2. (04/26/2002)
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Reclamation Board Flood Management, Ecosystem Restoration Workshop
Public workshop for comprehensive plan to cope with future floods and make environmental improvements on 4/26. (04/23/2002)
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Renegotiated Long-Term Power Contracts
Renegotiated long-term power contracts are now available. (04/22/2002)
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Energy Costs
DWR releases Spot Market Data for January and February 2002. (04/15/2002)
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Water Conditions
Experts will spotlight California's water conditions at an April 16 workshop in Sacramento. (04/03/2002)
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Floodway Law
Reclamation Board to describe how floodway law works. (03/11/2002)
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DWR Power Fund
Electric Power Fund Financial Statements, January 19, 2001 to June 30, 2001. (02/25/2002)
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Revenue Requirements
Letter to the California Public Utilities Commission and Summary of Material Terms. (02/21/2002)
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Deadline Approaching
March 31, 2002 is the final deadline for prospective buyers to request DWR to purchase water under the 2002 Dry Year Program. (02/19/2002)
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Energy Costs
January, 2002 energy costs fall to all-time low for DWR. (02/05/2002)
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Director's Remarks
Excerpts from remarks of Thomas Hannigan, DWR Director before the Advisory Committee for the California Water Plan on January 23, 2002. (02/01/2002)
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Oroville Recreation Projects
DWR is moving forward on 15 of the 23 projects considered by the Oroville area working group on recreation, formed under the auspices of DWR's ongoing Oroville Facilities Relicensing process. (01/31/2002)
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All-American Canal
Agreement signed by DWR and Imperial Irrigation District to construct a 23-mile lined canal parallel to the existing unlined portion of the Bureau of Reclamation's All-American Canal. (01/29/2002)
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Water Agreement
Today at 1:30 p.m., water policy leaders will celebrate a new agreement advancing agricultural water management. (01/15/2002)
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Application Review
Final funding recommendations under Proposition 13's Groundwater Storage and Groundwater Recharge Programs expected by June, 2002. (01/14/2002)
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Funds Available
DWR announces $10 million program to provide flood protection and to improve the environmental quality of streams in urban areas. (01/14/2002)
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Applications Available
Consolidated Water Use Efficiency 2002 Proposal Solicitation Package is now available. Proposals are due March 1, 2002. (01/14/2002)
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