California Department of Water Resources

The California Government's Department dedicated to manage the water resources of California in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the State's people, and to protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

Goal 1 - Develop and assess strategies for managing the State’s water resources, including development of the California Water Plan Update.

Goal 2 - Plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the State Water Project to achieve maximum flexibility, safety, and reliability.

Goal 3 - Protect and improve the water resources and dependent ecosystems of statewide significance, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta Estuary.

Goal 4 - Protect lives and infrastructure as they relate to dams, floods, droughts, watersheds impacted by fire and disasters, and assist in other emergencies.

Goal 5 - Provide policy direction and legislative guidance on water and energy issues and educate the public on the importance, hazards, and efficient use of water.

Goal 6 - Support local planning and integrated regional water management through technical and financial assistance.

Goal 7 - Perform efficiently all statutory, legal, and fiduciary responsibilities regarding management of State long-term power contracts and servicing of power revenue bonds.

Goal 8 - Provide professional, cost-effective, and timely services in support of DWR’s programs, consistent with governmental regulatory and policy requirements.

1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Info:
Tel: (916) 653-5791

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