Today, the Department of Water Resources announced an initial State Water Project allocation forecast of 10 percent of requested supplies for 2024.
Businesses and institutions gearing up to comply with a new state ban on using potable drinking water to irrigate non-functional lawns will soon get additional help from the Metropolitan Water District to transform turf into more sustainable landscaping, thanks to a state grant awarded to the district.
Earlier this year, Rancho California Water District in Riverside County received funding from DWR Urban Community Drought Relief Program for two projects that promote agriculture and groundwater conservation in Southern California.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) joined Zone 7 Water Agency along with local officials today to celebrate the completion of a new infrastructure project that will treat 6.6 million gallons of contaminated groundwater a day for communities in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore.
Upper Castaic Lake reopened today to boating with a caution algal bloom advisory. DWR urges people to avoid physical contact with water at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice due to the presence of toxic blue-green algae.
The Department of Water Resources today announced decisions for groundwater sustainability plans in 17 non-critically overdrafted groundwater basins in California.
Extreme weather events in California in 2023 highlight the need for more awareness of flood risks in California and now is the time for all Californians to prepare for possible flooding. That was the message from state and federal agencies gathered today to show how they are joining forces to protect communities from another potential wet winter.
Upper Castaic Lake closed today due to an elevated danger algal bloom advisory.
DWR today highlighted how the State and its federal and local partners are preparing for the new water year which started October 1 and the possibility of another wet season under strong El Niño conditions.
Today, the Department of Water Resources urges people to avoid physical contact with water at Castaic Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice due to the presence of blue-green algae.