DWR Updates

The Sacramento Weir opens its gates to flood the Sacramento Bypass Wildlife Area in Yolo County, Calif. on January 13, 2017.

In honor of Flood Preparedness Week, we held a press conference on October 23, 2017 to raise awareness about flood preparedness.

Hundreds gathered in front of the hatchery spawning building for the Dedication Ceremony for the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville, California. The Salmon and Steelhead hatchery is operated by the California Department of Fish and Game and funded by the Department of Water Resources. Photo taken October 11, 1967.

The Feather River Fish Hatchery, constructed by DWR and operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, celebrates its 50th anniversary this October. Each year, roughly 9,000 to 18,000 salmon and 2,000 steelhead are spawned and raised at the hatchery.

From left, John Laird, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, Cindy Messer, Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources, and Bryan Brock, DWR Sr. Engineer, stand with the Outstanding Environmental Project Award for Twitchell and Sherman Islands carbon sequestration, subsidence reversal, and wetlands, during the San Francisco Estuary Conference in Oakland, California.

DWR received the Outstanding Environmental Project Award for its more than 2,000 acres of carbon sequestration, land subsidence reversal, and wetlands creation, enhancement, and restoration on Twitchell and Sherman Islands.