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  • Provides 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.
  • Manages the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), which collects data from over 140 automated weather stations throughout the State. CIMIS provides reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and weather data to the public for irrigation scheduling and other purposes such as water balance analyses, pest management, energy generation, fire fighting, weather forecasting, and scientific research.
  • Assists in establishing mobile laboratories that conduct irrigation system evaluations.
  • Carries out data analysis, demonstration projects, and research to achieve energy and water use efficiency.
  • Provides loans and grants to make more efficient use of water and energy resources.

Latest News

Agricultural Water Management Plans

Currently, there are estimated to be 55 agricultural water agencies meeting the 25,000 acre threshold that are required by SB X7-7 to submit water management plans.

Below is the status of the 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plan review as of July 23, 2014, including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.

  • Plans not submitted - 11.
  • Plans submitted - Requirements addressed - 35.
  • Plans in progress - 9.
  • Plans voluntarily submitted by agencies not required to report - 12.

Click Here for Full PDF Version of Plans.

The results are also outlined in the table and maps below.

Urban Water Management Plans

There are estimated to be 439 urban water agencies that are required to submit water management plans.

Below is the status of the 2010 (submittal was extended to August 2011 by SB X7-7) Urban Water Management Plan review as of July 23, 2014, including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.

August 20, 2014

  • Plans not submitted – 41
  • Plans submitted – Requirements Addressed – 354
  • Plans submitted – Awaiting or under Review - 0
  • Plans submitted – Plan Reviewed, Status Pending - 2
  • Plans submitted – requirements not addressed - 44

11 plans voluntarily submitted by agencies not required to report