DWR works with the State Water Contractors, other agencies, and the public to effectively manage and protect the State’s water resources.
CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE SNOW SURVEYS
DWR coordinates the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, a program in which which more than 50 state, national, and private agencies work together to collect snow data to help with runoff forecasting.
More about Snow Surveys http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/info/HistSnowSurvey.html
WATER SUPPLY CONTRACTS
DWR works with the 29 State Water Contractors to implement the long term water supply contracts for the State.
More about Water Supply Contracts http://www.water.ca.gov/swpao/wc_b.cfm
WATER USE EFFICIENCY
To protect the future of our State’s water supply for families, communities, farms and the environment, DWR provides assistance and expertise to local agencies and individuals regarding agricultural and urban water and energy conservation, reclamation and reuse of water, land and water use, and drainage management. DWR also provides loans and grants to make more efficient use of water and energy resources.
More about Water Use Efficiency http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/
More about the “Save Our Water” education and outreach program http://www.saveourh2o.org/
All Supply and Use Topics http://www.water.ca.gov/nav/nav.cfm?loc=t&id=105