Latest California Department of Water Resources Stories

California's Aging Levees Being Watched Over By NASA Radar
2014-04-02 14:04:08

Carol Rasmussen, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory One morning in 2008, research scientist Cathleen Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was flying over the San Andreas fault near San Francisco, testing a new radar instrument built at JPL. As the plane banked to make a turn, she looked down to see the Sacramento River delta, a patchwork of low-lying lands crisscrossed by levees. Jones was using an instrument that can measure tiny movements of the ground on the...

NASA Working On Better Water Resource Management For California
2014-02-26 12:23:24

[ Watch the Video: How Is NASA Helping With The California Drought? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is developing a new technology that could help better manage and monitor water resources in California during the state’s historic drought. The space agency is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to apply advanced remote sensing and improved forecast modeling to better assess water resources, monitor drought conditions and...

2014-02-25 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university researchers and other state resource management agencies will collaborate to apply advanced remote sensing and...

2013-09-03 23:26:41

Ease of use and disparate data source access also played key role. Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The California Department of Water Resources (CDWR), a government organization responsible for the protection, conservation, development, and management of the State of California’s water supply, has selected InetSoft Technology, an innovator in mashup-driven dashboard and reporting solutions, to fill its reporting needs. Since adopting InetSoft’s reporting solution, CDWR has...

Southern Drought Expected To Continue
2012-01-17 14:03:08

Government scientists reported this month that the Southern drought that has led to $10 billion in crop and agricultural losses in 2011 will continue for at least the next three months. The drought is forecast to worsen and expand across the western United States as well. According to the recent Drought Monitor report, drought is forecasted to develop in a solid 2,500-mile stripe across the southern tier of the USA from California to Virginia. "There are fairly good odds that the...

2010-02-26 13:31:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Water Resources announced today that public water agencies are projected to receive 15 percent of their contracted water supply for 2010, up from its previous five percent projection. While this is an early estimate that may change throughout the year, it is indicative of the troubled state of our water supply. The low allocation is partially due to the increased pumping restrictions on the State Water Project because...

2010-01-11 14:15:00

CARMEL, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Congressman Sam Farr joined California State Senator Abel Maldonado, California State Assemblymember Bill Monning, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Simon Salinas, California Secretary of Natural Resources Michael Chrisman, representatives from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and several state agencies including the California Public Utilities Commission and California State Coastal Conservancy...

2009-11-13 19:48:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today that with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California State Coastal Conservancy, it will resume engineering and planning work on a dam removal project halted earlier this year. The dam removal project involves rerouting the Carmel River to bypass silt accumulated behind the dam and would be the first of its kind in the state of California. "We're pleased to...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'