Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.
Aerial Video Shows Recent Flooding and High Water
California experienced a series of wet winter storms during the first half of January, and DWR has been closely monitoring the impacts. On January 13, Department staff shot aerial video of flooding and high water from Folsom Lake through the Greater Sacramento region and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Heavy rain and snow fell across the state, resulting in fast-moving streams and rivers, large inflows of water into local reservoirs, and flooding in a number of locations.