California Institute for Water Resources
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Fulfilling our mission
“As California faces its worst drought in decades, water supply and quality for agricultural, urban, and environmental systems has become one of our biggest challenges. UC's California Institute for Water Resources is vital to integrating California’s research, extension, and education programs to help mitigate the current problem and develop practical long-term solutions.”
Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Secretary John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency
Projects that make a difference
Temporary streams are important habitat for salmon and trout, but are vulnerable to reduced water flows.