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pressrelease DWR Announces Temporary Road Closure near Oroville
SACRAMENTO – A public safety project to improve water access in the Lake Oroville Recreation Area is under way, resulting in a temporary closure on Burma Road. The Department of Water Resources is aiming to reduce hazards associated with launching kayaks, canoes, and other car-top vessels from the steep, eroded bank.
Burma Road, east of Cherokee Road near Oroville will be closed to the public from Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. (09/12/2014)
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C.A.S.T. logo DWR Announces ‘Catch A Special Thrill’ for Kids Event at Silverwood Lake
SACRAMENTO – A special day of outdoor recreation and fishing for disabled and disadvantaged children will be held at Silverwood Lake in San Bernardino County on Saturday, September 13 under the sponsorship of the Department of Water Resources (DWR), in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), and the C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation. (09/11/2014)
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DWR news release Conservation, Industry Leaders Team Up to Restore Groundwater In California’s Central Valley
FRESNO – With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record – and as more Central Valley farms and communities turn to shrinking groundwater supplies to get by – an uncommon alliance of public, private and nonprofit leaders is offering some relief for dry years ahead. The California Department of Water Resources, Laguna Irrigation District, Kings Basin Water Authority, Coca-Cola and Sustainable Conservation are launching an effort in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley to recharge dwindling groundwater reserves using floodwater when precipitation returns to the Golden State. (09/08/2014)
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pressrelease Lead Agencies to Publish Partially Recirculated Draft BDCP, EIR/EIS, and Implementing Agreement
The Department of Water Resources and the other state and federal agencies leading the Bay Delta Conservation Plan will publish a Recirculated Draft BDCP, Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), and Implementing Agreement (IA) in early 2015. (08/27/2014)
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pressrelease Landscaper Workshops Scheduled in Truckee: ‘Get Ahead or Get Parched: 6 Ways To Survive the Drought’
SACRAMENTO – A workshop for professional landscapers has been scheduled in Truckee, CA to help them efficiently manage water during the ongoing drought. Landscape watering is a prime conservation opportunity, since improperly managed outdoor watering can be exceptionally wasteful.
The Truckee workshop (in English only) will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 5 at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (PUD) building, 11570 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. (08/25/2014)
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