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The Comment Form is posted in accordance with the Citizen Complaint Act of 1997 so that individuals can register complaints or comments related to the performance of this agency.

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Contact Headquarters

Street Address
California Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address

California Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

(916) 653-5791

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We're closed on state holidays

Public Records Act Requests

The California Constitution and the California Public Records Act, Government Code Section 6250-6276.48 et seq., guarantee the fundamental right of people to access information contained in state government records.

The Department of Water Resources has established these guidelines to ensure that members of the public fully understand and are afforded the opportunity to exercise their right to inspect and obtain copies of public records.  

To obtain records, contact the Records and Content Management (RCM) Public Records Coordinator at or at (916) 653-7755 or you may fax your request to (916) 654-5506.

For other record questions or concerns, contact the Chief, RCM, at (916) 653-9313.

Emergency Contacts

State Water Project – Report incidents and emergencies related to SWP facilities to (916) 574-2714.

Flood Operations Center – Report flood incidents or obtain river forecasts, general water conditions, and flood information to (800) 952-5530.

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (State Warning Center) Report incidents and emergencies related to hazardous materials or spills to (916) 845-8911.