3860 Department of Water Resources
Infrastructure Overview

The Department of Water Resources has two major infrastructure programs: the State Water Project and the flood control system in the Central Valley. 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 canals and pipelines. The Project provides water to 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland. The Project also provides recreational opportunities to approximately 6 million visitors annually at 15 separate reservoir-based facilities as well as public fishing access to the entire Aqueduct. Existing flood control infrastructure in the Central Valley consists of 1,595 miles of levees, 348,000 acres of channels and floodways, over 800,000 linear feet of bank protection, over 60 mitigation and environmental restoration sites, and 55 various flood control structures including dams, weirs, pumping plants, diversion structures, gate structures, and drop structures. In general, these facilities provide more flood protection in urbanized areas and less in agricultural areas.

The following table presents total enacted fiscal year expenditures for capital outlay projects.
Expenditures Enacted
Total Expenditures (All Projects)