March 3, 2017
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One of the Wettest Winters on Record Continues


From left to right, Carol Baker (Vice-Chair California Water Commission), Brianna Shoemaker (Staff California Water Commission) and Armando Quintero (Chair California Water Commission) assist Frank Gehrke (Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program) with the third snow survey of the 2017 snow season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

DWRChief of the state's snowpack survey program calls latest results "a pretty phenomenal snowpack."

Read the press release.


Update on Repair Work at Lake Oroville

Oroville Spillway

Striking drone video shows extent of damage to the main spillway and work to remove a large debris pile from the Feather River.

Watch the video, read Metropolitan's Lake Oroville fact sheet and view recent photos taken by the Sacramento Bee.


New State Fact Sheet Shows California WaterFix Progress

Metropolitan's newest California WaterFix newsletter shows potential effects of climate change

fact sheets

Read the fact sheet and Metropolitan's newsletter.


Feel the Bloom



lupineThis winter's rains have set the stage for a spectacular display on the wildflower trail at Metropolitan's Diamond Valley Lake. After five years of drought, the green hillsides around Southern California’s largest reservoir in Riverside County are starting to show brilliant hues of orange, violet and blue.

Read the press release.


Spring Green Expo 2017 Coming to Metropolitan in April

Spring Green

Join Metropolitan for its 10th year of hosting the Spring Green Expo, a showcase for innovative sustainability solutions. The expo includes "green" exhibits, an ECO Innovators' Showcase, seminars and a photo exhibit. Learn more.


Metropolitan General Manager on TV News Programs


General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger talks about Lake Oroville, state infrastructure needs, water bonds, operations and maintenance funding and more on KCRW radio’s Warren Olney show and on KTTV Fox News’ In Depth public affairs program.


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