Data Center Description
The California Water Science Center (CAWSC) is one of 48 Water Science Centers in the Water Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Water Science Center's mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of California.
What We Do
- We operate local and statewide networks to collect high-quality data that define natural and human-induced hydrologic conditions.
- We analyze hydrologic processes through investigations and research to increase understanding of important water-resource issues and to promote informed decision making.
- We maintain real-time and historical data bases and publish peer-reviewed interpretive and data reports to disseminate unbiased hydrologic information.