California Department of Water Resources

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

Opinion: California State Water Department Needs to Step Up in the Fight on Climate Change

California's water resources are under threat from climate change, and the state's water agency must take action to face the challenges.

February 16, 2020 - The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta

California Delta Project Facing Approval Challenges

The plan to update the state’s water system has hit a major snag.

December 18, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Aqueduct

Voters to Decide on Repair of Vital Aqueduct for San Joaquin Valley

California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.

July 19, 2018 - The Sacramento Bee

Oroville Dam Crisis

Rebuilt Oroville Spillway Could Get its First Test This Weekend

The quickly repaired Oroville Dam spillway is hoping for better performance this year, after a year of intense repair work.

April 6, 2018 - California Department of Water Resources

Desalination

Desalination Projects Get a Big Boost in California

Desalination is often suggested as a potential panacea for California's ongoing struggles with drought. The catch in the announcement of $34.4 million in state funding for desalination projects shows why desalination is not there yet.

January 30, 2018 - The Mercury News

Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta

Lawsuits Slow Progress of California's $17 Billion WaterFix Project

Environmentalists and the fishing industry filed lawsuits just a few days after a massive plan to build tunnels to move water under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta in California received a green light from the federal government.

July 7, 2017 - The Mercury News

Sacramento River

Decision on California's $15.5 Billion 'WaterFix' Expected, Finally, in September

The massive project known as the California WaterFix has nearly come to its day of reckoning.

June 15, 2017 - The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta

California Delta Tunnels Don't Stand Up to Federal Analysis

Federal agencies think the proposed Bay Delta tunnels are still too dangerous for endangered species.

May 25, 2017 - The Sacramento Bee

Feather River

Oroville Dam Repair Costs Still a Confusing Secret

The Mercury News issues a pointed critique of the public relations efforts at the California Department of Water Resources in the shadow of this winter’s Oroville Dam crisis.

March 14, 2017 - The Mercury News

Lake Oroville Emergency

Oroville Dam Crisis Foreseen Over 11 Years Ago

Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.

February 16, 2017 - The Mercury News

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