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Public Meetings on Permitting for Long-term Operations of the State Water Project Planned

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) issued notice that it will seek an updated environmental permit to operate the State Water Project through a state-based approach in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The department’s notice that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Report for long-term operation of […]

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State Water Project Allocations Increase to 70 Percent Following Strong Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 20, 2019 – Following several strong winter storms that brought snowpack and precipitation to above average levels, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced it will increase the 2019 State Water Project (SWP) allocation. Most SWP contractors will now receive 70 percent of their requests for the 2019 calendar year, […]

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January Storms Boost California’s Snowpack to 100 Percent of Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 31, 2019 – Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the second Phillips Station snow survey of 2019. The manual survey recorded 50 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 18 inches, which is 98 percent of average for this location. Statewide, the Sierra snowpack is 100 […]

Posted inRegional

CDFW and State Water Board to Present Cannabis Workshop in Grass Valley, Feb. 6

Feb. 28, 2019 – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are extending outreach to the cannabis cultivating community with presentations at four permitting workshops in northern California. The presentations are ideally suited for cannabis cultivators, consultants and anyone interested in the topic. CDFW will address […]

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Initial State Water Project Allocation at 10 Percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 30, 2018 – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial water allocation of 10 percent for the State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2019 calendar year. Allocations often change as hydrologic and water supply conditions change. “Even with the recent rainfall, Water Year 2019 has started dry […]

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Winter Storm Provides Much-Needed Boost to Sierra Snowpack, but Water Content Still Below Average

SACRAMENTO March 5, 2018 – Today’s snow survey at Phillips Station tells a more positive story than it did before the recent storm, but totals are still well below average. Despite the recent late-winter storm that brought much-needed snow to the Sierra Nevada, the snow water equivalent (SWE) is 9.4 inches, which is 39 percent […]

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Snowpack Below Average Despite Gains

SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 1, 2018 – Despite moderate January precipitation in the Sierra Nevada after an historically dry December, today’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey east of Sacramento found little snowpack there, two months into what is typically California’s wettest three months. Measurements at Phillips Station revealed a snow water equivalent (SWE) […]