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With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land and mineral resources.




CGS Releases Minerals Report, CA Minerals Production Worth $3.6 BillionCA ranked sixth in the U.S. in non-fuel mineral production in 2015, the California Geological Survey says. The state's 717 active mines produced minerals -- including some found nowhere else in the country -- valued at $3.6 billion.2017-07-28T07:00:00ZCGS Releases Minerals Report
Four Preliminary Earthquake Zone Maps Released, Official Alquist-Priolo MapsFour new and revised Alquist-Priolo maps that impact the cities of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Los Angeles, Napa, Santa Monica, Vallejo, and West Hollywood now released.2017-07-13T07:00:00ZFour Preliminary Earthquake Zone Maps Released
Mount Poso Aquifer Exemption, U.S. EPA has approved a fourth aquifer exemption application from the state, for the Mount Poso oil field.2017-04-19T07:00:00ZMount Poso Aquifer Exemption



Lynch Canyon Aquifer Exemption, Upcoming Aquifer Exemption MeetingRegulators are accepting comments about a possible application for an aquifer exemption in Monterey County. Public meeting scheduled Sept. 6 in King City.2017-08-10T07:00:00ZLynch Canyon Aquifer Exemption
Comment on `Discussion Draft' of Regulations, Opportunity to commentDOC is accepting public comments on “discussion draft” regulations for AB 1420 (pipeline-related) and AB 2729 (idle well-related) through July 21 and August 21, respectively. Public meetings slated in Bakersfield.2017-06-29T07:00:00ZComment on `Discussion Draft' of Regulations



State Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Area, DOC Plugging Deserted Oil Wells in Fresno CountyState regulators have begun the process of permanently sealing six deserted wells in the Raisin City oil field southeast of Fresno to protect the public and environment. 2017-08-16T07:00:00ZState Remediating Oil Wells in Fresno Area
New Earthquake Study, Studies of 2014 Napa Earthquake Produce New InformationThe California Geological Survey contributed to a new study of the 2014 South Napa earthquake that suggests that earthquake-related deformation just below the Earth's surface can be quite different from how it is expressed at the surface.2017-07-31T07:00:00ZNew Earthquake Study
State Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility,, en EspanolFollowing months of rigorous inspection and analysis of wells at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility state engineering and safety enforcement experts have concluded the facility is safe to operate and can reopen at a greatly reduced capacity.2017-07-19T07:00:00ZState Inspections Confirm Safety of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility



This Week's CA Earthquakes, Recent Earthquakes in California and NevadaThis site shows the location and size of earthquakes in the last week.This Week's CA Earthquakes
Preparing for an Earthquake, Preparing for an EarthquakeDo you know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake?Preparing for an Earthquake
All About Earthquakes, All About EarthquakesDo you know what causes an earthquake and why California has so many of them?All About Earthquakes