Groundwater Information Center
Five Year Report [ PDF ] (4.3 MB)
DWR provides grant funds and low-interest loans for local groundwater management and monitoring programs.
AB 303 Local Groundwater Assistance Program
The goal of the Local Groundwater Management Assistance Act of 2000 (Assembly Bill 303) is to help local agencies better understand how to manage groundwater resources effectively to ensure the safe production, quality, and storage of groundwater in the State. Eligible projects include groundwater studies, groundwater monitoring, and groundwater basin management. The program began in 2000, and as of 2009, six(6) rounds of AB 303 grants have been awarded to support local groundwater assistance projects.
Local Groundwater Assistance Program Five Year Report [PDF] (4.3 MB) is available for download.
To see locations, brief project descriptions, and final reports for AB 303 grant projects, visit DWR's Integrated Water Resources Information System (IWRIS) web site. The link below provides instructions on how to find information about AB 303 grant projects available in IWRIS.
Program Summary [ PDF ] (3.3 MB)
Proposition 13 Groundwater Storage/Recharge Program
The Proposition 13 Groundwater Storage/Recharge Program authorized DWR to provide grants for feasibility studies and construction projects to facilitate conjunctive management of surface water and groundwater to improve water supply reliability. A total $200 million was authorized for the Groundwater Storage Program. The Proposition 13 Groundwater Recharge Program authorized DWR to provide grants and loans for groundwater recharge feasibilities studies and projects. The sum of $30 million was authorized for the Groundwater Recharge Program.
2000-2004 Proposition 13 Groundwater Grants and Loans Program Summary [PDF] (3.3 MB) is available for download.
Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program
The Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program is intended to promote and practice integrated regional water management to ensure sustainable water uses, reliable water supplies, better water quality, environmental stewardship, efficient urban development, protection of agriculture, and a strong economy. Bond funds, including Prop. 50 and Prop. 84 are funding sources for projects that can include groundwater related activities.
For more information on DWR's financial assistance programs, click here for the Funding website.