From Department of Water Resources The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is completing the second year of the Elder Creek Channel Rehabilitation Project. The five-year project will clear sedimentation and vegetation to restore flow capacity of a four-mile stretch of the state-maintained Elder Creek in Tehama County. With a goal of clearing approximately one mile per year, the project reduces flood risk for the nearby town of Gerber and surrounding farmland, which includes fruit and nut orchards. (more)