DWR Updates

Photo of Hailey Wright

We sat down with Hailey Wright, a Department of Water Resources (DWR) environmental scientist, to discuss the salmon lifecycle and her work designing and implementing projects in the Yolo Bypass to improve habitat and fish passage for native salmonids and sturgeon.

Old Route 49 bridge crossing over the South Yuba River in Nevada City, Calif. saw local and regional visitors during the atmospheric river event across Northern California on January 9, 2017.

September is National Preparedness Month. This month serves as a reminder for all Californians to ensure they have a plan in place in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, such as a large flood or wildfire.

DWR Environmental Scientist Casey Campos

When salmon spawn, it marks the end of their lifecycle. But it doesn’t mark the end of DWR’s salmon research. DWR studies the carcasses to learn about salmon populations and assess their numbers in the Feather River. Casey Campos, an environmental scientist with DWR’s Feather River Program, leads the Chinook Salmon Escapement Survey study.

Groundwater is pumped from a production well to a nearby agricultural canal in Yolo County.

Groundwater is California’s water savings bank account that can be tapped during dry years when water in lakes and rivers are low. Conserving water helps preserve groundwater, which is important for plants, animals and people.