DWR Updates

Solar panels produce energy at the Pearblossom Pumping Plant in Pearblossom, California.

California’s changing climate is one of the biggest challenges facing the state, resulting in intense weather extremes that negatively affect public safety and our critical water supply.

Juvenile Salmon are surgically implanted with with acoustic tracking tags by DWR scientists to track the fish migration along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, California. Photo taken April 18, 2024.

Department of Water Resources (DWR) scientists wanted to understand why high numbers of Chinook salmon and steelhead were migrating and collected at the State Water Project’s Skinner Fish Facility this season. Thanks to DWR’s use of the best available science in advanced fish tracking technology and DNA forensics, they now have some answers.