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Water Resources

The objective of Calaveras County Water District’s (CCWD) Water Resources Department (Department) is to manage CCWD’s water supply planning and water rights, lead watershed management efforts, guide shortage and drought response actions, and participate in regional coordination, among other tasks. These activities often extend beyond CCWD’s service areas, owing to several key resources and important waterways (e.g., Stanislaus, Mokelumne, and Calaveras River Watersheds), CCWD’s jurisdiction covering Calaveras County (County), and the benefits of coordinating with state-wide and regional partners.

Graphic listing core topics of a Water Resources Department, including water rights, drought response, and sustainable management.

Most of the work completed by Department staff results in technical studies and analyses, project actions, planning and guidance documents, and/or other information used to guide CCWD in preserving and protecting its water resources and assets. The Department website links below provide an overview of key water resources concepts and these activities – these pages are under construction and will become active as info is uploaded.

  • Water Supplies & Rights
  • Watershed Management
  • Shortage & Drought Response
  • Regional Coordination
  • Groundwater Management
  • Local & Statewide Hydrologic Conditions
  • Leverage CCWD’s hydropower projects to benefit the near- and long-term priorities for CCWD and its stakeholders.
  • Continue responsible management of groundwater resources County-wide and evaluate opportunities for conjunctive use.
  • Evaluate feasibility of and implement plans to secure new water storage for CCWD water supply reliability and resiliency.
  • Consider water transfers and exchanges, as allowed by CCWD’s water rights, consistent with CCWD’s integrated water management strategy.
  • Protect, develop, and extend CCWD’s water rights to ensure County-wide water reliability and resilience.
  • Protect Calaveras County’s watersheds to adapt to climate change, promote healthy forests for wildlife protection, and water yield, protect water quality, and ensure sustainability.
  • Pursue sustainable water supply projects such as recycled water.
Water Resources Key Documents 

The list below provides links to electronic copies of key documents developed by, or with support from, CCWD’s Water Resources Department (Department). This list is not exhaustive of all materials produced by the Department that are available to the public.

    Fiscal Year 2023 Water Supply Projections Report2020 Urban Water Management Plan Update (Plan Appendices, CCWD Adoption, DWR Approval Letter)2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan (CCWD Adoption, Shortage Stages Overview)2015 Urban Water Management Plan: Addendum for 2015 Bay Delta Plan Requirements (CCWD Adoption)2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.pdf



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