The Department of Water Resources protects, conserves, develops, and manages California's water. We evaluate existing water resources, forecast future water needs and explore future potential solutions to meet ever-growing needs for personal use, irrigation, industry, recreation, power generation, and fish and wildlife. We also work to prevent and minimize flood damage, ensure the safety of dams, and educate the public about the importance of water and its efficient use.


Because our programs drive a need for infrastructure investment, we have a capital outlay program to support this need.


The 2017-2018 enacted budget is available upon request. Below, you will find a summary of our budget.