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State Water Boards: Performance Report

The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2009-10

What We Do

The State and Regional Water Boards are California's regulatory agencies responsible for ensuring that the quality of the State's rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, ocean, and groundwaters is protected. To protect our water resources, the Water Boards set water quality standards in plans and policies, monitor and assess the State's waters, regulate identified pollutant sources, and enforce compliance with regulatory requirements. The State Water Board is solely responsible for providing funding for others' water quality protection activities, allocating surface water rights, and reviewing petitions that contest Regional Water Board actions