Allocating water rights through more than 12,000 permits for the use of 6.2 million acre-feet of surface
and groundwater each year.
Administering four federal stream water compacts to ensure the equitable sharing of water with
Preventing groundwater pollution through enforcement of regulations governing the responsible drilling, construction, and plugging of water wells.
Ensuring the viability of state water supplies through proactive studies and collaborating with water users, providers and other partners to develop and implement long-term plans.