Department of Water Resources

Lady Gaga Sets Twitter Record

Lady Gaga Releases PSA Urging Californians To Save Water During Drought

Back in March, Lady Gaga took some flack from water conservationists when she filmed in Hearst Castle’s famed swimming pool, which required it to be drained after. Gaga responded by pledging to participate in a PSA for California Department of Water Resources.

07/16/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Officials Draft Plan For Doling Out Millions Of Dollars For Drought Relief

The $200 million comes from a 2006 general obligation bond, Proposition 84, approved to help regional water systems.

04/03/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

California Aqueduct

California Water Officials Cutting Off Deliveries To Agencies Serving 25 Million Residents

Amid California’s drought, state officials have announced they won’t be able to provide water to agencies serving 25 million people and nearly 1 million acres of farmland.

01/31/2014

flooding, floods, rain

1 In 5 Californians Live In Flood Zone, Report Finds

As California endures one of its driest winters, on record, some state water managers are focused on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one in five residents who live in regions susceptible to catastrophic flooding.

04/02/2013

Snow in the Sierra (CBS)

California Snowpack 50% Of Normal, Water Officials Despair

There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Snow Survey Shows Driest Months On Record

It’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.

02/28/2013

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storms Boost Sierra Snowpack; Conditions Still Dry

State water managers say a recent spate of storms has brought California’s water supply up to more than half of normal levels, but that is still not enough rain to change dry conditions in Southern California.

04/02/2012

Snow On Heavenly

Latest Sierra Snowpack Measure Fall Well Short Of Normal

There’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.

02/28/2012

Snowflake. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.

02/01/2012

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,020 other followers