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State Water Project Analysis Office
Department of Water Resources

1416 9th Street, Room 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236

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The California Department of Water Resources, State Water Project Analysis Office (SWPAO).

This office administers policies and procedures to ensure that the State Water Project delivers water to the approximately 25 million Californians depending on it for at least a portion of their water needs. SWPAO is staffed with engineers, analysts, writers, and support staff. Our office has three main areas of management: Project Costs, Project Power, and Project Water. Within these areas we calculate contractor cost allocations, track the buying and selling of power, negotiate and administer water contracts, track water schedules and actual delivery amounts, prepare Bulletin 132 (Management of the California State Water Project) each year, and coordinate and approve new turnouts.

Links are provided below or on the left to access our services and learn more about the individual branches within the State Water Project Analysis Office.

    Water Contracts Branch

    • Administers the long term contracts with the 29 SWP contractors. To accomplish this, the Branch negotiates and administers additional water contracts and acts as contractor liaison with the SWP contractors for water deliveries and special projects; and negotiates and administers water contracts with non-SWP contractors.

    Oroville Facilities Relicensing

    • Facilitates a DWR-wide effort to renew the FERC power license to operate the Department's Oroville hydroelectric facilities, including two pumping-generating plants and one power plant.

    Water Delivery Analysis and Documentation Branch

    • The Water Delivery Analysis and Documentation Branch is responsible for a diverse set of functions including scheduling and classifying water deliveries, administering the turnout authorization and special water supply programs processes, and publishing Bulletin 132, an annual report chronicling the activities of the State Water Project.

      Bulletin 132

      Bulletin 132-06
      Bulletin 132, Management of the California State Water Project, is a series of annual reports that describe the status of State Water Project operations and water deliveries. Each annual report updates information regarding project costs and financing, water supply planning, power operations, and significant events that affect the management of the State Water Project. Each also presents hydrologic information for the water year, capital construction information for the fiscal year, and water delivery, operations, maintenance, and other activities for the calendar year. The latest updates of this report are available in Adobe PDF format below and continue the annual series begun in 1963.