Drought

Water Year 2020 Ends on a Dry Note in California

Wednesday marked the end of California’s Water Year, which runs from October 1 to September 30, and the best news coming out of 2020 was above average precipitation for parts of Southern California. However, Northern California was unusually dry. Data from the Department of Water Resources annual water year recap, …

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DWR Awards $37 Million for Water Resilience Projects in LA Area

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced yesterday the award of nearly $37 million in grants for water resilience projects in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Funding for the projects is part of Proposition 1 and is administered by DWR’s Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program, which is designed to …

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Trump Administration Continues Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California

Today, the Bureau of Reclamation continues to build on President Trump’s Memorandum on Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California, which he signed in Bakersfield, in February. Reclamation and Friant Water Authority released its plan to repair a 33-mile stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal in California’s eastern San Joaquin Valley. This stretch …

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Planning Tool for Local Water Managers Released for Public Comment

The Department of Water Resources have released updated draft guidance for local water managers in developing state-mandated water management plans for public comment. These new elements for the urban and agricultural water management plans reflect lessons learned from the 2014 – 2017 drought, advances in water measurement technology, and a …

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San Luis Reservoir Reopens, but with Algal Advisory

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) reopened State Water Project facilities at San Luis Reservoir after the recent closures due to nearby fires. However, a algal bloom warning advisory has been issued at O’Neill Forebay and a caution advisory is in effect for the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County. …

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