CONCORD, CA – September 11, 2012 – LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in the deployment of fully-integrated, multi-technology communications networks, today announced that it has been awarded a five year contract to upgrade the State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) communication network infrastructure. DWR’s new, cutting-edge network will provide a mission critical optical communications infrastructure to ensure the optimal water flow, distribution, flood control and safety for California residents.

The statewide network will consist of next generation optical networking technology at 135 sites and two network operations centers and provide SCADA, voice, video and data communications for operating the State Water Project facilities, which consists of storage facilities, pumping and hydroelectric power plants, and approximately 700 miles of canals, tunnels, pipelines, which includes the California Aqueduct. LightRiver will also provide turn-key multi-technology, multi-vendor Professional Integration Services that include full project management, network deployment services, detailed engineering design as well as network commissioning.

“We look forward to working in partnership with LightRiver to successfully complete the [SWP Communications System Upgrade] Project,” Ramon Murillo, Project Manager – SWP Communications System Upgrade.

“We are proud to be part of such an important undertaking and firmly believe that the investment will pay dividends in making the California water system a model for other large public works,” said Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver Technologies.

About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies brings next generation solutions to mission-critical networks. An integrator of multi-vendor transport technologies, LightRiver is an expert in DWDM, ROADM, Packet Optical Transport, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet as well as Multiservice SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For more information, please visit

About Department of Water Resources
DWR operates and maintains the State Water Project, including the California Aqueduct. The department also provides dam safety and flood control services, assists local water districts in water management and conservation activities, promotes recreational opportunities, and plans for future statewide water needs.

Jeff Gwynne
LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
(978) 640-6363

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