DWR Updates

Algal scum

DWR urges swimmers and boaters to take the necessary precautions and stay away from algae. While some algae are harmless, certain types can produce toxins that can make people and animals sick. There is no way to tell if an algal bloom is toxic just by looking at it.

Quagga mussels are usually smaller than a dime. Picture showing mussel about one-half inch in length.

As boating season kicks off, DWR, California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urge boaters to always remember to clean, drain, and dry their boats before entering and leaving lakes, rivers, and other waterways to help prevent the spread of quagga or zebra mussels.

(Left to Right) President of Paradyne Consulting Jon Swartzentruber, Chief of DWR’s Division of Engineering (DOE) Jeanne Kuttel and Chief of DOE’s Construction Branch Paul Strusinksi receive award on May 17 for Partnered Project of the Year Award for the Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery project.")

With the goals of zero accidents and claims, on time, within budget, and meeting quality objectives, DWR’s Collaborative Partnering Program is a vital tool for improving the success of its construction projects.

Fremont Weir aerial image

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and in coordination with California Department of Fish and Wildlife has begun launching a new, first-of-its kind structure for California that aims to address a long-standing conflict between infrastructure and ecosystems.