Managing & Protecting California’s Water Resources
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.


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Checking in on California Reservoir Levels
  • An aerial view of Brown's Ravine Marina at Folsom Lake in El Dorado County on November 01, 2017.
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Though we don’t know what water year 2018 will bring, we do know that our reservoirs are starting out the season in good shape. After a drought-busting water year, most of California’s major reservoirs are storing more than their historical averages for this time of year, and slightly more than 50 percent of their total capacity. The exceptions are Lake Oroville at 35 percent, Lake Perris at 46 percent, and Pine Flat at 46 percent. Visit the California Data Exchange Center (CDEC) for regularly updated conditions for major reservoirs.

Uncertainty is the only certainty in California weather, so it is important to keep conserving water, rain or shine. For year-round tips on making conservation a way of life, visit Save Our Water.

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