DWR Updates

Aerial view looking east at the S Bacon Island road bridge connecting the Northern end of Bacon Island (Left) and Southern end of Mandeville Island (right),  both part of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in San Joaquin County, California. Photo taken March 08, 2019.

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) scoping period concluded on April 17, 2020 after an extended 93-day public comment period. DWR is reviewing all submitted comments and will publish a scoping report summarizing the information this summer.

close-up of Steelhead fry in river

Hundreds of juvenile Steelhead trout were released into the Feather River this spring, the culmination of a popular educational program that was interrupted by the COVID-19 health emergency.

A view along the Truckee River between Interstate 80 and Olympic Valley, California within Placer County.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $7 million in grants to restore streams, creeks, and rivers to more natural environmental conditions and reduce flood damage risks across multiple communities in California.

DWR environmental scientist Morgan Martinez checks specialized netting and water collection containers while taking water samples from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on DWR's research vessel the Sentinel.

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and to commemorate its theme of “climate action” the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is highlighting an important tool used for detecting the impacts of climate change in California’s Delta region; its research vessel, the Sentinel.