Lake Oroville, the State Water Project’s largest reservoir, reached full capacity this spring for the first time since 2019 and recreational boaters, paddlers and campers have been heading to the lake in full force to find relief from the summer heat.
To help young salmon survive their perilous migration through the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, the Department of Water Resources has begun installing a bioacoustic fish fence at the junction of the Sacramento River and Georgiana Slough.
Starting this week, Oroville-area residents will notice construction staging equipment and materials at Oroville Dam’s main spillway.
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 8, 2023.
The State Water Project (SWP) moves life-sustaining water across the state for 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland. It supplies families, businesses, crops, and industries with safe and affordable water. Without modernization of our infrastructure, climate-driven weather extremes and seismic threats will affect how we can deliver ...
Lake Oroville Community Update for September 1, 2023.
In California’s Central Valley, spring-run Chinook salmon are a threatened species. To support recovery efforts of spring-run and to track their progress, it’s crucial for state agencies like the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to know how many juveniles are produced in the Central Valley’s rivers each year.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 25, 2023.
Lake Oroville Community Update for August 18, 2023.
On August 18, 1962, President John F. Kennedy joined then-Governor Edmond “Pat” Brown and other State and Federal officials to celebrate the landmark groundbreaking of the San Luis Dam, a joint Federal-State reservoir and part of California’s State Water Project (SWP).