The U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center (CAWSC) provides reliable, impartial, foundational data and scientific analysis to address water issues facing California today. We conduct hydrologic monitoring and investigative studies in partnership with Federal, State, and local agencies to assist them in managing California's water resources.
Our research covers the breadth of hydrologic science in California, including:
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Research is being conducted throughout California. Here are a few of our study areas:
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The USGS California Water Science Center works with state and other Federal agencies to conduct studies that will give water managers the knowledge they need to effectively allocate water resources under increasing demands.