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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today commemorated California Flood Preparedness Week by encouraging residents to prepare for flood season. “Extreme weather and natural disasters are a way of life in California,” stated Jon Ericson, acting chief of the state’s Division of Flood Management. “Taking the right steps now can mean all ...

Aerial photo of Pyramid Lake and Dam.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today lifted its algal bloom caution advisory at Pyramid Lake in Los Angeles County. Caution signs have been removed from the lake’s shoreline, and all areas of the lake are open to boating and swimming, including Emigrant Landing and Vaquero swim beaches.

The sun rises over the Lake Oroville flood control spillway and diversion pool while crews continue with the recovery efforts at the Butte County, California site.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released the operations plan for Lake Oroville during the 2017-18 rainy season to protect public safety while construction continues on the reservoir’s main and emergency spillways. The plan, which will guide reservoir operations between November 1 and April 2018, calls for DWR to maintain lower-than- ...



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