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The underground secant pile wall is 95 percent complete and is targeted for completion in March of 2018. Foundation preparation continues for the roller-compacted concrete (RCC) splashpad. Phase Two of construction on the main spillway is expected to begin in May.

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Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Cost-Benefit Analysis for California WaterFix by Dr. David Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley, that finds the first stage of the project could bring billions of dollars in benefits to Californians who obtain their water from participating State Water Project (S ...

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Today, DWR sent a memo to the local public water agencies participating in the development and construction of California WaterFix and issued the following statement from DWR Director Karla Nemeth. 

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Today, a partnership of state and local agencies, working to help homeowners affected by California’s multi-year drought, finished connecting 755 homes to a safe, reliable, permanent water supply. 

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Snowpack

Despite moderate January precipitation in the Sierra Nevada after an historically dry December, the February 1 DWR manual snow survey at Phillips Station found little snowpack.  

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After the first heavy rains of 2018 caused flooding and debris flows in Southern California, destroying nearly 100 homes, closing major highways and killing 20 people, officials continue to be concerned about how more rains will impact communities in and near burn scars across the state.

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