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California winter storm State Water Project Allocation Increased
SACRAMENTO – As winter storms continue to fill reservoirs and boost the snowpack, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its estimate of this year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply from 45 to 60 percent of most requests. (01/18/2017)
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Feather River Flows DWR Increasing Flows to Feather River
SACRAMENTO -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is increasing flows to the Feather River in hourly increments between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. Total Lake Oroville outflow will increase from 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 13,300 cfs. All flow will be routed through Hyatt Powerplant, so no Oroville Dam Spillway flows will occur. (01/13/2017)
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Spillway DWR Increasing Flows to Feather River
SACRAMENTO -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is increasing flows to the Feather River in hourly increments between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today. Total Lake Oroville outflow will increase from 13,300 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 20,000 cfs. Flow will be routed through Hyatt Powerplant and also through the Oroville Dam Spillway. Spillway flows will reach 10,000 cfs. (01/13/2017)
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Groundwater Water Scarce to Recharge Groundwater Basins,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A first-of-its-kind analysis of California’s water resources shows that bringing local groundwater basins into sustainable balance -- as state law demands – will require investments and innovations in integrated water management including conservation, storm water capture, recycling, desalination, water transfers, diversion, conveyance and storage. (01/12/2017)
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Sacramento Weir More Gates to Be Opened on Sacramento Weir
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will open up to 6 additional gates on the Sacramento Weir this afternoon. This will provide more outlets onto the Yolo Bypass for flows coming down the American river as releases from Folsom Lake are increased. (01/10/2017)
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CVFPP draft update Draft Central Valley Flood Protection Plan Update Released
SACRAMENTO -- The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) has released a draft update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (Plan) for public review. The public is invited to submit comments on the update, as well as an accompanying draft Supplemental Program Environmental Impact Report (SPEIR), through March 31, 2017. Consistent with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s California Water Action Plan, the update emphasizes the need for long-term multi-benefit projects rather than single-purpose flood management projects. For example, both the Plan and draft update include strategies to integrate and improve ecosystem functions with flood risk reduction projects. (01/05/2017)
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pressrelease DWR Publishes Best Management Practices for the Sustainable Management of Groundwater
SACRAMENTO – Local agencies and Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) can now reference DWR’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) as they develop their plans to sustainably manage California’s groundwater basins. DWR today published the BMPs, a series of five documents that provide regulatory clarification, technical guidance, and general examples to assist GSAs and inform local agencies and stakeholders. DWR was required to publish BMPs on its website by January 1, 2017, as required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). (01/03/2017)
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pressrelease Snowpack’s Statewide Water Content Is below Average
SACRAMENTO – Today’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a snow water equivalence of 6 inches, which is 5.3 inches less than the average early-January snow water equivalence of 11.3 inches as measured at Phillips since 1964. (01/03/2017)
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pressrelease First Snow Survey of the Season Scheduled for January 3
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will conduct its first media-oriented manual snow survey of Water Year 2017 at 11 a.m. on January 3 at Phillips Station, just off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe Road approximately 90 miles east of Sacramento. (12/27/2016)
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panel 2016 Annual IEP Workshop
The Interagency Ecological Program will be holding the 2016 Annual IEP Workshop on April 20-22, 2016 at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom, CA. For registration and additional information on this workshop click the link below. (02/01/2016)
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