DWR Updates

Smolts (juvenile salmon able to return to the ocean) are loaded onto specialized trucks and transported to their release location in the San Pablo Bay.

Oroville’s Feather River Fish Hatchery (FRFH) released over 11.3 million young Chinook salmon smolts into the waters of the Feather River, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay from March to June 2022 to support Northern California and Pacific Ocean fisheries. These fish include both spring and fall-run Chinook salmon.

image of Jonas Minton

Jonas Minton, who served Californians for decades as a member of the DWR team and Deputy Director, passed away this week at the age of 73.

Utility Craftsworker apprentices at the DWR Operations and Maintenance Training Center learn from instructor how a lathe machine shapes and cuts metal.

DWR’s Operations and Maintenance Apprentice Program has released four exams in 2022 for the paid apprenticeship program as an electrician, operator, mechanic, or utility craftsworker. The exams, available from June 24 to 30th, are the first step to applying for a career in the hydroelectric industry.

DWR Racial Equity Plan cover image

DWR along with a dedicated task force within the department guided by the Capitol Collaborative on Race and Equity program crafted a comprehensive and sustainable Racial Equity Action Plan aimed at advancing an honest and critical assessment of its work and identify racial inequities that exist within its programs, policies, and institutional cultu ...