Drought

Reclamation adjusts Sacramento River operations to benefit salmon amid drought conditions

Reclamation announced that spring-time operations at Shasta Dam will be adjusted to benefit endangered winter-run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River during this critically dry water year. The operation change is coordinated with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, Western Area Power Administration, State Water Resources Control Board, and Sacramento …

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Survey shows statewide snowpack well below normal

The fourth manual snow survey for the year was conducted at the Phillips Station snow course by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on April 1 and the results were well below average for this time of year; exactly what we all were expecting. DWR recorded just 49.5 inches of …

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San Diego Water Authority Projects Ample Supplies Through 2045

The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) released their draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan for public comment earlier this month and despite developing drought conditions, the agency says it has plenty of water to meet demand for years to come. The plan highlights how regional investments in a “water …

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Leaders say Sacramento Region Ready to Tackle Drought

Leaders in Sacramento are saying they are prepared to meet the challenges posed by the ongoing dry conditions in California. In a joint statement last week, Jim Peifer, Executive Director of the Regional Water Authority, and Jessica Law, Executive Director of the Water Forum responded to the announcements of reduced …

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Reclamation halts water deliveries from Central Valley Project

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday that it will not be delivering any water for agricultural water services contractors south-of-Delta from the Central Valley Project for the foreseeable future. “After careful consideration of water management options, we are adjusting the allocation for south-of-Delta agricultural contractors. As always, we will continue …

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