California Water Commission

The California Water Commission consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Seven members  are chosen for their general expertise related to the control, storage, and beneficial use of water and two are chosen for their knowledge of the environment. The Commission provides a public forum for discussing water issues, advises the Department of Water Resources (DWR), and takes appropriate statutory actions to further the development of policies that support integrated and sustainable water resource management and a healthy environment. Statutory duties include advising the Director of DWR, approving rules and regulations, and monitoring and reporting on the construction and operation of the State Water Project. 

· NEW - Information on the Department of Water Resources' Draft Basin Boundary Modifications
The Department of Water Resources will present its 2016 Draft Basin Boundary Modifications at the July 21 Commission meeting.  Information on the proposed modifications and additional information is available here.

· NEW - Updates to Commission Meeting Schedule

Although the Commission typically meets on the third Wednesday of each month, the dates of some meetings have been changed to accommodate scheduling conflicts. The revised Commission meeting dates are July 21, August 18, and October 18. For a complete and up-to-date list of upcoming Commission meetings, please see the Meetings Page.

· Water Storage Investment Program Concept Papers

The Commission is calling upon potential applicants to the Water Storage Investment Program to submit Concept Papers that summarize potential water storage projects and their benefits. Information on submitting a Concept Paper can be found here.

· Water Storage Investment Program Comments

The public comment period on the draft Water Storage Investment Program regulations is now closed, however general comments on the program can be sent to

· Join our Listserve

To contact us or join our email listserve and receive updates about future meetings, please email


 Upcoming Meetings​

Meeting of the California Water Commission (August 17th -18th)
August 17, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
September 21, 2016
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
October 18, 2016
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
November 15, 2016
at 9:30 AM
Meeting of the California Water Commission
December 14, 2016
at 9:30 AM

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