State Water Project
Department of Water & Resource Conservation
The California State Water Project (SWP) received its first funding in 1959. It has grown to become one of the largest public water and power utilities in the world. Water is collected from Northern California rivers and is redistributed to Southern California through a series of dams, aqueducts, pumping stations, and power plants. The project has agreements through the years 2035-2037 with 29 water contractors. In this presentation, Paul Gosselin explains how SWP impacts Butte County; Oroville Dam is part of the SWP.
Recorded: December 13, 2017