At the confluence of the San Joaquin and Tuolumne rivers, a winter of heavy rains could inundate about 1,200 acres of riverside woodland for the first time in 60 years. That’s by design: Here, a few miles west of Modesto, work crews removed or broke several miles of levee last spring and replanted the land… Read More


The 2019 rendition of the annual Winter Wings Festival marks the 40th year that people have flocked to the Klamath Basin to observe and learn about the many migratory and resident bird species that call the area home. A multi-day celebration of the wild world of birds, events center around the joys of bird-watching, nature… Read More


Karla Nemeth was appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on January 10, 2018. As the Director, she oversees DWR operations, including maintaining the California State Water Project, managing floodwaters, monitoring dam safety, conducting habitat restoration, and providing technical assistance and funding for projects for local water… Read More