Department Of Water Resources

MEYERS, CALIFORNIA -  JANUARY 29:  California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.  The survey measured an average depth of 67.8 inches, and that Sierra-wide the snowpack is 117% of normal. Gehrke stated that much more would be needed to refill reservoirs and relieve California's drought. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s Second Snow Survey Set For Thursday

The state Department of Water Resources says it expects to find below-normal snowpack when it carries out the winter’s second survey in the Sierra Nevada.

01/29/2015

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Snowpack Survey Reveals California Snow Depth Still Far Below Average

The state’s first annual manual snowpack survey was conducted today and, as expected, found that although California has more snow now than this time last year, the snow water equivalent is still far below the average.

12/30/2014

lake oroville

Receding Lake Oroville Waters Leave Artifacts Exposed For Looters

Jana Frazier with the Department of Water Resources is happy to show off tribal and Gold Rush artifacts at the Lake Oroville Visitors Center. But she’s worried about artifacts that can be found in a lower-than-normal Lake Oroville.

07/07/2014

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Delta Tunnels Project Heads To State High Court

The California Supreme Court is set to decide if the state must buy thousands of acres of private property to perform preliminary tests for two massive water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

06/27/2014

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Picture Improves For Some California Towns

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.

04/24/2014

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Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

04/18/2014

2013 was the driest calendar year on record for the state. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Turns Research To California Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

Flood prep

Crews Prepare For Wet Winter With Flash Flood Training

The rivers were calm on Thursday, but with a wet winter looming, crews readied for potential flash floods.

11/07/2013

Fairfield Fire Sign

Fairfield Fire: Search For Fence Owner At Center Of Dispute Hits Dead End

Hicks says the answer to who owns the fence starts decades ago when the homes were first built. There was flooding behind the homes and the state stepped in.

09/04/2013

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Final Survey Reveals Calif. Snowpack 17 Percent Of Normal

California’s last snow survey of the season is bad news for the millions of state residents who rely on the snowpack for their water.

05/02/2013

Department of Water Resources employees monitor water levels at the Sacramento office.

Department Of Water Resources Prepares For More Rain And Local Flooding

Employees with the Department of California Water Resources are calling this storm the region’s biggest in the last six years.

12/01/2012

Crews from Cal Fire/Butte County Fire Department are battling a fire to a water pumping plant in Butte County on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (credit: Cal Fire)

Fire Burning At Water Pumping Plant Near Oroville

A fire broke out Thursday morning at an Oroville water pumping plant, but it isn’t expected to interrupt delivery to residents.

11/22/2012

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