California Department of Water Resources

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Water Agency Or District Category: Water AgencyWater Agency Or District Tags: Government Organization and Public Utility Company

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  • Managing the water resources for California, in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the State’s people and to protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments.

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  • Parent Company:

    California Natural Resources

  • History:

    The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), is part of the California Natural Resources Agency. The Department of Water Resources is responsible for the State of California's management and regulation of water usage. The department was created in 1956 by Governor Goodwin Knight following severe flooding across Northern California in 1955, combining the Division of Water Resources of the Department of Public Works with the State Engineer's Office, the Water Project Authority, and the State Water Resources Board. It has its headquarters in Sacramento.[1]