As California continues to respond and adapt to ongoing extreme drought conditions, DWR along with state, federal and non-governmental organization partners are advancing development of a tool for groundwater agencies to help with efforts to prevent dry wells and water supply shortages.
California’s shift to a hotter and drier climate is intensifying flood risk across the state and demands action, even during ongoing drought.
Today, DWR urges people to avoid physical contact with water at Lake Perris’ Moreno Beach in Riverside County until further notice due to the presence of blue-green algae.
In drought-stricken communities, drinking water wells are going dry because groundwater is being pumped faster than it can be replenished. To further protect clean drinking water, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) in coordination with the Department of Food and Agriculture has developed the LandFlex Program to support groundwater sustainabili ...
DWR announced an initial State Water Project (SWP) allocation of 5 percent of requested supplies for 2023. The SWP provides water to 29 public water agencies that serve 27 million Californians.