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pressrelease Boating Scheduled to Resume at Pyramid Lake on May 2
SACRAMENTO – Pyramid Lake’s water level will have risen enough following a planned drawdown over the past week that boating on the lake will resume on May 2, the Department of Water Resources announced today. (04/28/2016)
pressrelease Pyramid Lake Closed to Boats for Approximately One Week
SACRAMENTO – Pyramid Lake, a popular recreational boating site 14 miles north of Castaic along Interstate Highway 5 in Southern California, will remain closed to boating beginning today until approximately April 29 during maintenance work at the nearby Castaic Lake Powerplant. (04/22/2016)
pressrelease State Water Project Allocation Increased
SACRAMENTO – With runoff from spring storms boosting reservoir levels, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its water delivery estimate for most recipients to 60 percent of requests for the calendar year.

DWR’s initial State Water Project (SWP) allocation, announced in December, was 10 percent of requests. As storms developed, the allocation was increased to 15 percent on January 26, then to 30 percent on February 24 and 45 percent on March 17. (04/21/2016)
DWR news release Access Road Maintenance & Improvements to Occur Near Wilbur Rd Boat Ramp at the Thermalito Afterbay
OROVILLE – Maintenance work and improvements will occur at two access roads to the Wilbur Road Boat Ramp, located at the northeastern corner of the Thermalito Afterbay near Oroville. Rotating, temporary closures of the access roads from Tuesday, April 12 through Thursday, April 14, 2016 will be necessary to accomplish the work, which will be done by California Department of Water Resources crews. (04/08/2016)

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