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DWR news release DWR Launches Salmon Spawning Improvement Project
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) launched a Feather River salmon spawning improvement project today in the City of Oroville. The project will be completed by the end of August, in anticipation of the salmon spawning season that commences in September. DWR fishery biologists have identified key spawning areas in which 5,000 cubic yards of spawning gravel will be placed. Located behind the Municipal Auditorium, the area lost much of its spawning gravel as a result of last winter’s high river flows. Heavy equipment vehicles such as dump trucks, bulldozers, and excavators will be used in the river channel to complete the project. (08/14/2017)
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080917 spillway recobery 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
• Construction efforts at the Lake Oroville spillways have remained focused on repairing and reconstructing the gated flood control spillway, also known as the main spillway, by November 1. (08/09/2017)
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Pyramid Lake Pyramid Lake’s Vaquero Beach Open for Swimming
SACRAMENTO -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) said today that Vaquero Swim Beach at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County will be open for swimming beginning Saturday as a result of improved algal bloom conditions. Laboratory tests of lake water this week detected a level of algae toxins that merits a “Caution” advisory, which means boaters and recreational users may swim in the lake and at designated swim beaches, but should remain cautious of potential blooms. (08/07/2017)
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pressrelease DWR to make major flood protection announcement
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), along with officials from the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and State, federal and local elected officials, will hold a press conference to mark a major milestone in the effort to protect Californians from the risk of floods and high-water events on August 3. The announcement will be made atop a three-mile stretch of damaged levee in Yuba City. This levee was damaged during the 2017 winter storms and poses a significant risk to the Central Valley community. (08/03/2017)
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Pyramid Lake Algal Bloom Test Pyramid Lake Algal Bloom Tested at ‘Warning’ Level
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today elevated its algal bloom advisory for Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County to “Warning,” which means boaters and other recreational users should not swim in the main body of the lake. Based on today’s field test, the advisory for Emigrant Swim Beach remains at “Caution” and is unchanged since mid-July. Swimming is still allowed at that beach, but recreational users are urged to avoid direct contact with blue-green algae. (08/02/2017)
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DWR news release Silverwood Lake Algal Bloom Now at 'Caution' Level; Swim Beaches Will Be Open This Weekend
Sacramento – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has detected a reduced amount of algal toxins in Silverwood Lake. The level now warrants a “Caution” to swimmers rather than the “Warning” that was issued at the lake on July 14. While swimming will be allowed this weekend, all recreational users are still urged to avoid direct contact with blue-green algae in Silverwood Lake, which is in San Bernardino County. (07/28/2017)
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pressrelease Improvements Begin at Two Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Sites
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has begun construction to expand visitor parking lots and improve facilities at the Bidwell Saddle Dam Trailhead at Kelly Ridge Road in Oroville and the Lime Saddle Boat Launch Area in Paradise. (07/28/2017)
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Oroville_Spillway_Recovery Final 2017 Construction Plans for Lake Oroville Spillways Project Approved
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. DWR received authorization to proceed with its final 2017 construction plan from the DSOD and FERC on July 13 and 15. The work to be completed this year now has all required approvals from federal, state, and independent oversight groups. (07/26/2017)
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pressrelease California WaterFix Reaches Key Milestone As State Environmental Review Is Certified
SACRAMENTO – Clearing another major milestone toward the modernization of the state’s water delivery system, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today certified the environmental analysis of the California WaterFix. Today’s announcement follows recent federal biological opinions that confirm the project is consistent with environmental and wildlife protection standards. (07/21/2017)
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Oroville Reduction DWR To Continue Outflow Reduction - Feb. 17 PM
Oroville, Ca.-At 1:00 PM this afternoon, the Department of Water Resources will once more begin reducing outflow from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway incrementally from 80,000 cfs to 70,000 cfs to support the removal of debris from the diversion pool located near the spillway. (02/17/2017)
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