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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.




Great California Shakeout Coming Up, Drop, Cover, and Hold OnMillions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.2017-09-05T07:00:00ZGreat California Shakeout Coming Up
10 Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released, New Preliminary Earthquake Hazard Maps Available for ReviewThe California Geological Survey has released 10 new or revised preliminary maps showing earthquake-related hazards in Contra Costa, Riverside and San Mateo counties.2017-08-17T07:00:00Z10 Preliminary Seismic Hazard Zone Maps Released
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



Elk Hills Aquifer Exemptions, Comment on Elk Hills ProposalA public hearing for aquifer exemption proposals in the Elk Hills oil field in Kern County will be held October 24 in Bakersfield. Written comments can be submitted now.2017-09-11T07:00:00ZElk Hills Aquifer Exemptions
Comment on Pipeline Regulations, Pipeline Testing Regulation Comments Are Being AcceptedDOC has announced that public comments about pipeline testing regulations will be accepted until 5 p.m. November 10, 20172017-09-25T07:00:00ZComment on Pipeline 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