Reclaiming the Sierra

CA Department of Water Resources

June 12, 2019

The mission of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) is to sustainably manage the water resources of California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the state’s people and protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments. Established in 1956 by the California State Legislature, DWR protects, conserves, develops, and manages much of California’s water supply. This includes the State Water Project (SWP), the nation’s largest state-built water conveyance program.