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pressrelease Emergency Drought Barrier Nears Completion
SACRAMENTO — Construction of a temporary emergency drought barrier at West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is nearing completion about two weeks sooner than anticipated, according to the Department of Water Resources (DWR). The barrier now spans the approximately 750-foot-wide river between Jersey and Bradford islands and blocks salt water that tidal action attempts to push eastward from San Francisco Bay into Franks Tract. The trapezoidal barrier is about 120 feet wide at its base and 12 feet wide at its top above the waterline. About 150,000 tons of rocks have been dropped from barges with hinged bottoms or lifted from barges and dropped by crane into the river’s channel to create the barrier. (05/29/2015)
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pressrelease Emergency Drought Barrier Construction Nears Completion
SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has scheduled a media visit to view the emergency drought barrier on West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Construction is nearing completion. WHO: Paul Marshall, Chief of DWR’s Bay-Delta Office, will be available to discuss the project and its benefits. Credentialed media representatives only. WHAT: Site visit, orientation and video/photography availability on the emergency drought barrier project. (05/28/2015)
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newsrelease Dam Safety Awareness Day: Promoting Dam Safety throughout California
SACRAMENTO – National Dam Safety Awareness Day occurs on May 31 each year to commemorate the 1889 failure of South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. More than 2,200 people died in this dam failure. No other dam failure in the United States has resulted in a greater loss of life. (05/28/2015)
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DWR news release Drought Barrier Construction Requires Delta Detours
SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is advising boaters who intend to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that construction of an emergency drought barrier will require them to detour around West False River. (05/20/2015)
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pressrelease Department of Water Resources Water Safety Video To Be Seen in California Movie Theaters this Summer
SACRAMENTO — A water safety video produced by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will be shown in selected California movie theaters beginning in mid-May and ending after Labor Day to encourage Californians to stay safe around water this summer. (05/19/2015)
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DWR news release DWR Announces $246 Million in Funding for Central Valley Urban Flood Protection Projects
SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today proposed funding recommendations for projects that will lower flood risk for thousands of Central Valley residents and also improve wildlife habitat. (05/13/2015)
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pressrelease Construction Begins on Emergency Drought Barrier in Delta
SACRAMENTO — The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has begun construction on a temporary emergency drought barrier on West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta after receipt of all necessary state and federal permits for the project. The barrier will help block saltwater from flowing into the central Delta and contaminating water supplies for millions of Californians during a fourth consecutive summer of drought. (05/08/2015)
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