California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters
Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack. This brief outlines ways California and the federal government—the largest landowner in headwater areas—could address critical problems in these areas.
This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.
This series is supported with funding from the following sponsors:
Almond Board of California
Association of California Water Agencies
California American Water Co.
California Water Service
The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation
Ecology and Environment Inc.
Environmental Defense Fund
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mojave Water Agency
Morgan Family Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
Northern California Water Association
Rosenberg Ach Foundation
The San Diego Foundation
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
Sonoma County Water Agency
The Walton Family Foundation
The Wonderful Company