3860 Department of Water Resources
3240 - IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM
The State Water Project is a water storage and delivery system that consists of 34 storage facilities (reservoirs and lakes), 20 pumping plants, 4 pumping-generating plants, 5 hydroelectric power plants, and over 700 miles of conveyance (canals, pipelines, and tunnels). The Project provides water to over 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland.
The Department plans, designs, constructs, operates, maintains, and manages State Water Project facilities which provide water to facilities located from Plumas County to Riverside County.
The Delta Habitat Conservation and Conveyance Program is charged with improving the Delta ecosystem and ensuring water supply reliability in a safe, timely, and cost effective manner. This includes development of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, project specific conservation measures, and the Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement.