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The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, is a $7.545 billion general obligation bond proposal that would provide funding to address water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvement issues in California. (10/08/2014)
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newsrelease DWR to Begin Upgrading Seismic Safety at Perris Dam
SACRAMENTO – Access to the southeast side of the Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Riverside County will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday October 15 as the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) begins work to upgrade the seismic safety of Perris Dam. The closure will impact the Bernasconi area of the lake, and will remain in effect for the duration of the project. During the three-year construction period, access to hiking trails, undeveloped campsites, and rock climbing on the southeast side of Lake Perris will be closed. In addition, the road on top of the dam will be closed. (10/02/2014)
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DWR news release DWR Releases Guide to Addressing Flood Risk in Local Government General Plans
SACRAMENTO -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released guidance for Central Valley local governments required to update their General Plans to address flood risk. State law (Government Code Section 65302.9) requires cities and counties in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys to incorporate flood risk data and analyses from DWR’s 2012 Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFFP) into their General Plans by July 2, 2015. (10/01/2014)
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DWR news release Dry Water Year 2014 Ends Tomorrow
SACRAMENTO – Water Year 2014, ending tomorrow, is going into the record books as one of California’s driest ever with no promise that the new water year beginning Wednesday will be any wetter. As the calendar turns after three years of drought, reservoirs are low, vast tracts of farmland lie fallow and some communities are scrambling for drinking water. In January, normally California’s wettest month, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a drought emergency and followed up with statewide water conservation goals. On September 19, the Governor streamlined the delivery of water to families in dire need. (09/29/2014)
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DWR news release Opens Comment Period on Funding Recommendations for Proposed Projects to Alleviate Drought Impacts
SACRAMENTO - The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced its recommendations to award $200 million in grants to 23 Integrated Regional Water Management Groups (RWMGs) for at least 110 projects and programs that will help alleviate drought conditions and improve regional drought preparedness. DWR recommends fully funding 18 RWMG proposals and partially funding five. (09/23/2014)
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