Water Transfers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a water transfer?

What is the Department of Water Resources (DWR) role in water transfers?

What is DWR looking for in a water transfer proposal?

What do the Governor's Executive Orders of January 17, 2014, April 25, 2014, and December 22, 2014 on the drought do for water transfers in 2015?

What has DWR done to help facilitate and expedite water transfers in 2015 that will require use of SWP facilities?

How many transfer proposals did DWR approve in 2014 and how much additional water was made available by these transfers?

Will DWR establish a Drought Water Bank in 2015?

What are the constraints on water transfers using the State Water Project (SWP) or Central Valley Project (CVP) Delta facilities?