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.

Spotlight
Summer Recreation Along the State Water Project
  • Paddle boarders take advantage of calm waters and sunshine at Lake Perris.
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As summer approaches, we invite you to experience California’s water by enjoying the many recreational opportunities along the California State Water Project. Scenic lakes and reservoirs from the upper Feather River in the north to Lake Perris in the south offer biking, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, and water skiing.

Visit our recreation page to find locations with a variety of activities to do near your home or on your next road trip. Always check current conditions before you go and review water safety information.

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