DWR Updates

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The final State Water Project Delivery Capability Report 2017 has been released. This report updates estimates of the current (2017) State Water Project delivery capability and incorporates all current regulatory requirements for SWP and CVP operations, including the biological opinions issued by the USFWS and the NMFS.

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Four new videos featuring members of native California tribes discussing the impacts of climate change will debut at the Tribal Water Summit on April 5.

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Continuous Application Process schedule is revised as follows: March 12: GRanTS open for application preparation for Continuous Application process. March 30: Begin receiving applications for Continuous Application Process.

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DWR announced the Round 4 final funding awards. Nine projects were awarded a total of $44.4 million. The remaining $48.7 million still available will be offered on a continuous basis and awarded on a first-ready, first-awarded basis until all grant funds are exhausted.

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As the Tribal Water Summit approaches, DWR is working to complete the video production on insightful climate change stories from four native CA tribes. Today, we’ll share a short blog on the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.

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SB 555 added Section 10608.34 to the California Water Code, requiring DWR to establish rules for conducting and validating water loss audits, technical qualifications for persons performing water loss audit validation, and reporting requirements for submitting validated water loss audits to the Department.

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For the third time in four years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) captured a prestigious national Climate Leadership Award for combatting climate change. This year’s award honored DWR’s systemwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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