- State Water Board Adopts Bay-Delta Plan Update, Makes Allowances for Voluntary Agreements
- UCLA Scientist honored by DWR for Large Storm Forecasting Efforts in Conjunction with NASA
- Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Approved by Metropolitan Water District Board
- Twin Tunnels on Hold, DWR Withdraws Request for Certification from Delta Stewardship Council
- DWR Announces Draft Decisions for Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications
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Bill Overhauling State Water Management Passes First Hurdle
Assembly Bill 313 was approved by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. Committee members voted 13-0 to send the bill onto the next step towards providing solutions for California’s broken water management structure. The bill,...
- Posted May 12, 2017
Region off Water Alert, but Agency maintains call for voluntary water conservation
A month after Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to the statewide drought emergency, Southern California’s largest wholesale water supplier, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) moved from their “Condition 2 – Water Supply Alert” to...
- Posted May 11, 2017
Two state legislators request Governor to declare a statewide Salmon Fishery Disaster
Pointing to California’s five-year drought, poor ocean conditions and federal water management policies as the causes for the high mortality and exceptionally low survival of juvenile salmon, California’s Senator Mike McGuire (D-District 2-Eureka) and Assemblymember Jim Wood...
- Posted May 10, 2017
Cucamonga Valley Water District honors 2017 Water Scholar Program recipient
Rancho Cucamonga High School senior Lauren Hartogh has been honored by Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) as the winner of the 2017 Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) Water Scholar Program. Hartogh’s essay, “From Africa to Abundance...
- Posted May 9, 2017
Request for Proposals applicants needed for Coho Habitat Restoration within the Klamath River
A joint Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued for applicants to help implement coho salmon habitat restoration projects within the Klamath River and its tributaries downstream of Iron Gate Dam. Two grants totaling $1.1 million will...
- Posted May 8, 2017
Seawater desalination overwhelmingly support by Californians in every demographic group
Californians have overwhelmingly stated their support for seawater desalination projects as a way to bring more reliable water to the state. Although water year (WY) 2016-17 has provided abundant precipitation, the memory of the state’s worst five-year...
- Posted May 7, 2017
Two Californians win Bureau of Reclamation’s downstream fish passage at tall dams competition
A competition to aid in helping migrating juvenile over or around tall dams, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, has identified four submissions to share in $20,000 for their proposed solutions. Moving migrating juvenile fish past...
- Posted May 6, 2017
New San Bernardino Municipal Water Department Customer Service Office to open May 30
A new San Bernardino Municipal Water Department (SBMWD) Customer Service Office is scheduled to open its doors to the public on Tuesday, May 30, immediately following the Memorial Day holiday. The new facility is a reuse of...
- Posted May 5, 2017
State Water Board updates mercury limits to better protect people, wildlife consuming freshwater fish
Citing a primary goal to restore and improve the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of California’s water bodies by reducing levels of mercury, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted new rules earlier this week to protect...
- Posted May 4, 2017
State’s snowpack measures 190 percent of historic average, Snow Water Equivalent of 27.8 inches
After five seasons of punishing drought Californians can celebrate the 2016-17 water year – and keep conserving the state’s precious resource. “California’s cities and farms can expect good water supplies this summer,” said DWR Acting Director Bill...
- Posted May 3, 2017