Tag Archives: conservation

DWR Water Flow Experiment Successful

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently announced they have found a way to improve habitat conditions for endangered delta smelt within the upper San Francisco Estuary. DWR began by experimenting with how salty ocean water mixes with fresh water within the Suisun Marsh through manipulating the Suisun Marsh …

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Helix Water District Honors Student Poster Contest Winners

Like many water agencies in California, the Helix Water District (HWD) honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at a virtual awards ceremony during the district’s board meeting on October 28, 2020. The competition is part of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s regional poster contest for …

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Reclamation and partners synchronize Sacramento River water diversions to benefit salmon

Reclamation, working with the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors and federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, are implementing fall water operations to benefit salmon populations in the Sacramento River. Reclamation is coordinating with the Sacramento River Settlement Contractors to voluntarily delay a portion of their water diversions from October 16-31 …

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MWD to Optimize Solar Energy with Battery Storage System

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is preparing to build four new battery energy storage systems that will boost the district’s energy resilience and cut operational costs by optimizing solar power and reducing peak load at its facilities. The agency’s board of directors voted to authorize $2.2 million …

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