DWR Updates

DWR celebrates women and girls in science.

Each year, International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on Feb. 11. In celebration of this day and as an inclusive workplace that uplifts a variety of voices, DWR interviewed three women who work as either scientists or engineers to share their thoughts, experience, and advice for pursuing a STEM career.

Groundwater recharge in the Dunnigan area of Yolo County

DWR is committed to expediting groundwater recharge; like this project in Dunnigan, Yolo County, which is providing multiple benefits, including capturing excess water from recent storms, recharging the groundwater basin and providing habitat for migrating birds.

Due to recent storms, a drone view shows Fremont Weir along the Sacramento River overtopping in Knights Landing, California. Photo taken January 9, 2023.

Much of California enjoyed a brief break from the succession of atmospheric river storms that have drenched and pummeled the state for the past two weeks. With six storms behind us and three more lined up between now and January 19, many people are asking whether and when the decision will be made to open the Sacramento Weir.