State Water Project Deliveries Increased

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With record rainfall in the Northern Sierra and the snowpack still building, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) increased its estimate of this year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply to 100 percent for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and 85 percent of requests for other contractors. “We’re hopeful we’ll be able to increase deliveries even more as we …

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Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far above Average

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With every monthly measurement of the California snowpack this winter, the state’s rebound from the previous five years of drought becomes more evident. The electronic readings from 95 sites in the Sierra Nevada show an average statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) of 45.8 inches, or 164 percent of the historical average for March 30 (27.9 inches).

State Water Project Allocation Increased

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As winter storms continue to fill reservoirs and boost the snowpack, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its estimate of this year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply from 45 to 60 percent of most requests. “Our water supply outlook is definitely brighter, but we still haven’t shaken off the effects of our historic drought,” said DWR Acting Director …