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2009-06-04 18:47:00

Additional Regulatory Restrictions Cut Water Supply for People, Businesses & Farms SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Additional restrictions on the state's water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) were announced today, further reducing the amount of water available to people, businesses and farms throughout California. The California Department of Water Resources has initially forecasted that these restrictions will cut approximately 10 percent in statewide...

2009-03-18 15:42:00

Picture Remains Grim Due to Cumulative Impacts of Drought & Regulatory Restrictions SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Water Contractors welcomed the California Department of Water Resources' announcement that State Water Project (SWP) delivery projections have increased from 15 percent to 20 percent, but the organization says that the overall picture remains unchanged. The state continues to face a three-year drought and a deep and growing water crisis. The...

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2009-01-30 12:52:10

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Thursday a new survey of California winter snows showed the most populous state is facing one of the worst droughts in its history. California produces about half of the United States' vegetables and fruit but is now in its third year of drought. Scientists said its main system supplying water to cities and farms may only be able to fulfill 15 percent of requests. A survey by the state Department of Water Resources shows that the snowpack on California's...

2009-01-29 18:13:00

Snowpack Levels at 61% of Average; State Water Contractors Urge Long-Term Delta Fix Along With Conservation SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its latest snow survey results today showing Sierra Nevada snowpack levels at just 61 percent of normal, giving public water agencies a dismal outlook on weather conditions. The State Water Contractors member agencies rely heavily on snowpack runoff from the Sierra Nevada Mountains...

2008-11-14 15:00:14

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists today began a comprehensive three-month study of salmon migration through the Delta. Data gathered from the study will help agencies better manage the Delta ecosystem while enhancing habitat for salmon and other protected species and providing a scientific foundation for water policy, ecosystem, and salmon fishery decision makers. "Ultimately, with the data collected from this study, we hope to find...

2008-11-12 15:00:23

Fitch Ratings expects to confirm the underlying long-term rating of 'A+' currently assigned to the California Department of Water Resources' (DWR) $425 million, series 2005F-3, F-5, and G-11 power supply revenue bonds upon their conversion to a fixed rate mode. The Rating Outlook is Positive. The rating confirmation will be effective on the conversion date of Dec. 1, 2008, at which time the following will occur: (i) the bonds will be converted from a variable rate to a fixed rate mode;...

2008-10-30 18:00:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The bleak water supply forecast for 2009 reinforces the pressing need to build a new water delivery system that will protect the environment and provide a reliable water supply for Californians. Water agencies receiving water from the State Water Project (SWP), one of the state's primary water delivery systems, may only get 15 percent of their contract water supplies in 2009, according to early forecasts released today by the California Department...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

Weather forecasts are predicting rain in all parts of the state on Friday and in some parts on Saturday. In preparation for the first rain of the season, Lester Snow, the director of the California Department of Water Resources, issued the following statement today: "Weather forecasters are predicting rain this week in both Northern and Southern California. However, it is important for Californians to understand that a small rainstorm will not end our water problems. We will still be in a...

2008-09-22 21:00:17

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the federal Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) announce four public scoping meetings for the Franks Tract Project. The purpose of the Franks Tract Project is to help improve the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The October meetings are part of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) process. Meetings will be held: -- Sacramento - Monday, October 6, 10 a.m. to Noon, Federal Building...

2008-09-15 03:00:20

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - Nick Dibs touts his experience working for a state water agency as one reason Long Beach-area voters should send him to Congress. But his eight years working for the California Department of Water Resources, or DWR, ended with him resigning to settle what he calls "a civil rights lawsuit" he filed against the state. Dibs alleged in a 2003 federal lawsuit against his former employers that he was the victim of religious and gender discrimination and...


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