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POLS 492: Fire, Water and Food

Water Resources

Government Agencies

  • California Department of Water Resources - manages California's water resources, systems, and infrastructure, including the State Water Project (SWP).
  • California Water Boards -  Under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the state's Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, the State and Regional Water Boards have regulatory responsibility for protecting the water quality of nearly 1.6 million acres of lakes, 1.3 million acres of bays and estuaries, 211,000 miles of rivers and streams, and about 1,100 miles of exquisite California coastline. See also Plans and Policies.
  • United States Bureau of Reclamation - Established in 1902, the Bureau of Reclamation is best known for the dams, powerplants, and canals it constructed in the 17 western states. Today it is the largest wholesaler of water in the country. It is also the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States.
  • - The website for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), a multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state, and local levels.

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