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Oroville spillway construction Lake Oroville Spillways Construction Updates
SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project.
Continued Construction on the Main Spillway
• DWR remains focused on meeting its primary objective of repairing and reconstructing the main spillway by November 1 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
• Work will continue well past November on both the main spillway and emergency spillway. The state’s contract with Kiewit Infrastructure West is currently until January 2019. (09/20/2017)
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newslogo San Luis Reservoir Algal Bloom Advisory Now at “Warning” Public Still Advised To Avoid Water Contact
SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) changed the algal bloom advisory for San Luis Reservoir from “Danger” to “Warning” today based on two consecutive weeks of tests that reveal reduced toxicity levels in the reservoir. The advisory has been “Danger” since June 30 (09/15/2017)
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Oroville Lake Oroville Spillways Construction Updates
SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. (09/06/2017)
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Spillway repair DWR Statement Regarding Independent Forensic Team Memo
SACRAMENTO – Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the following statement regarding the interim memo released by the Independent Forensic Team investigating the Lake Oroville spillways incident:
“Today, the Independent Forensic Team (IFT) published an interim memorandum summarizing their findings of the Oroville spillways failure and briefed DWR leadership. (09/05/2017)
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pressrelease DWR Issues Labor Day Weekend Algal Bloom Update For State Water Project Lakes and Reservoirs
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today issued a Labor Day weekend update on the algal bloom status of State Water Project (SWP) bodies of water. The update is based on laboratory results of water sampled this week in these lakes. (09/01/2017)
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pressrelease Updated Information Released on California Dams
SACRAMENTO – The California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) today released updated information on 1,249 dams under its jurisdiction, including downstream hazard classification, condition assessment, and reservoir restriction status for each dam. (09/01/2017)
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pressrelease Statement from DWR about California Dams Rating Information
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released this statement from Director Grant Davis in response to the rating information released today by the California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD): (09/01/2017)
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News release California Achieves Major Milestone Toward Sustainable Groundwater Management
SACRAMENTO – In a major step toward sustainable groundwater management in California, more than 99 percent of the state’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins have met a key deadline to form local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) under the state’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) of 2014. (08/28/2017)
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Central valley flood protection Central Valley Flood Protection Board Adopts Updated Plan to Invest in Flood Protection
SACRAMENTO – The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (Board) today adopted the 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). Developed in partnership with the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the update incorporates the latest information and science to improve flood risk management throughout California’s Central Valley, which includes the Sacramento and San Joaquin River basins. The plan focuses largely on making statewide system recommendations to improve public safety, ecosystem conditions, and economic sustainability. (08/28/2017)
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News release System Reoperation Study Phase III Report Released
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the third phase of a study evaluating potential options for the reoperation of the state’s existing flood protection and water supply systems to provide increased benefits. The Phase III report, titled Assessment of Reoperation Strategies, concludes that potential benefits to water supply, ecosystem, and flood management are limited, but more significant benefits could be achieved with investment in new infrastructure. (08/25/2017)
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