Watershed Links

Local Projects & Programs


California Projects & Programs


California State Agencies

  • California Department of Fish and Game
    • Wildlife, habitat, and hunting protection and regulatory agency
    • Provides links to: river/tide forecasts, weather forecasts, reservoir data/reports, water supply, river stages/flows, precipitation/snow, snowpack status, satellite images, and station information

  • California Department of Water Resources
    • Manage water resources of California
    • Protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments
    • Provides links to: DWR organization, State Water Project, What's New at DWR, Local Assistance, California Water Information, Homepages (CERES, CDEC, other agencies)

  • California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)
    • Regulatory agency
    • Clean air, solid waste reduction, water quality, chemical reductions
    • Provides links to: List of California programs, reports, permit information, constituent organizations strategic plan

  • Cal/EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
    • Scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances
    • Provides links to: general information, proposition 65 documents, archive, public information, scientific documents, RAAC information

  • California Integrated Waste Management Board
    • Management of California's Solid Waste
    • Provides links to: meetings & events, directories /databases, publications, legislation & regulation, business & industry, facilities & operations, local government, home & family, teachers & students, programs

  • California Resources Agency
    • Conservation, enhancement, and management of California's natural and cultural resources
    • California Environmental Resources Evaluation System
    • Provides links to: other state departments, boards and commissions, conservancies, and special programs

  • California State Water Resources Control Board
    • Water quality of the state
    • Beneficial uses
    • Regulatory agency
    • Provides links to: news, form/permits, stormwater, fees/funding, underground tanks, wkshps/mtgs/resolutions, water laws and regs., watershed/nonpoint source, plans/policies, bay/delta, regional boards, etc.

  • Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
    • Preserve and enhance the water quality of California's Central Valley Region
    • Regulatory agency
    • Program data available
    • Provides links to: Basin Plans, staff reports, Regional Board boundaries, staff, meeting agenda and minutes

  • Department of Pesticide Regulation
    • Regulators of pesticide sales and use to protect public health and the environment
    • Search a database of pesticide related issues
    • Provides links to: news releases, pesticide enforcement licensing and certification, fact sheet, publications, legislation, regulations and planning, Pest Management Program, Endangered Species Project

  • Interagency Ecological Program (IEP)
    • 10 member interagency (DWR, USBR, USFWS, SWRCB, DFG, USGS, NMFS, USACF, & USEPA) and organizational (SFEI) program; large pool of data
    • Provides links to: monitoring data, reports, list of current programs, SRWP data

Federal Agencies & Programs

  • American Heritage Rivers
    • Presidential initiative
    • Nominate rivers
    • Federal assistance to community based projects

  • Bureau of Reclamation
    • Manage, develop, and protect water resouces
    • Provides links to: publications, general information, features facilities, programs

  • CALFED Bay-Delta Program
    • Restore ecological health and improve water management for beneficial uses of the Bay-Delta System
    • Provides links to: general information, historical documents, events & news, current publications, and ecosystem restoration

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Information Services
    • Data exchange
    • Provides links to: links to data, common uses of the data, programs

  • National Weather Service (NWS): Office of Hydrology
    • Primary link between the National Weather Service Headquarters and the hydrologic field service programs
    • Provides links to: current and historical data, documentation, and forecast system software, etc

  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (ACE)
    • US Army
    • Provides links to: general information, news, search, FAQ, Army homepage, strategic planning

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Federal agency with an array of regualtory, environmental, agricultural, nutritional, and food safety programs
    • Provides links to: news and infromation, oportunities, what's new, agencies

  • U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
    • Preserving natural and cultural heritage for the future
    • Restoring and maintaining the health of federally managed lands, waters, and renewable resources; more

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
    • Protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment
    • Databases, news, laws and regulations, programs
      • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP)
        • Monitors and assesses the status and trends of national ecological resources
        • Documents, data, contacts

      • Office of Water, Publications Page
        • Download watershed related publications
        • Data collection, management strategies, funding sources, etc.

      • Office of Water, The Office of Science and Technology
        • Standards, criteria, advisories, guidelines, limitations and standards guidelines for water quality
        • Program information
        • Provides links to: watershed ecological risk assessment case studies, OST technical Information, OST newsletters, and OST announcements

      • Office of Water, The Office of Science and Technology, Toolbox
        • Standards, criteria, advisories, guidelines, limitations and standards guidelines for water quality
        • Index: analytic methods, models, databases, advisories
        • Provides links to: analytical methods, drinking water advisory, workbooks and reference material, effluent toxicity, biocriteria/bioassessment, and water quality models

      • Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
        • Conservation/restoration related internet search
        • Provides links to: wetlands, oceans, coasts, estuaries, watersheds/tmdlsAmerican Heritage Rivers, Adopt your Watershed, National Estuary Program, etc.

    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
      • Agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people
      • Provides links to: migratory birds, endangered species, freshwater and anadromous fish, National Wildlife Refuge System, wetlands, protecting habitat, conserving coastal areas, environmental contaminants

    • U.S. Geological Survey: Water Resources of the United States
      • Provides the hydrologic information and understanding needed by others to achieve the best use and management of the Nation's water resources
      • Provides links to: water data (real-time, historical, GIS, water quality, water use, and acid rain), publications and products (news releases, reports, software, etc.), programs (NAWQA, Toxic substances Hydrology Program)

    General Environmental Search Engines


    Other Useful Internet Sites

    • American Rivers
      • River conservation organization
      • Provides links to: current programs, current national watershed news, issues, and events

    • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
      • Interdisciplinary meetings, symposiums, career information
      • Journal, Limnology and Oceanography (L&O)

    • Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time (ALERT)
      • Designed to evaluate current and future flood threat potential
      • Real-time gaging systems
      • Provides links to: location map, current data, rain, stream, and meteorlogical data, other web sites

    • California State Senate
      • Senator leaderhip and homepages
      • Legislation

    • Columbia Basin Research-University of Washington
      • University of Washington, School of Fisheries
      • Provides links to: Columbia River DART (Data Access in Real-Time), In season Forecasts, Analysis Tools, Resources (literature sources, publications, etc.), and Site Map

    • Drinking Water Week
      • Promotes the use of educational and informational material concerning water issues

    • Earth 911
      • Public/private partnership with US EPA and 50 states
      • Environmental Database (recycling and household products)
      • Provides links to: recycling information, geographical (state) searches

    • Enviro-Net: Digital Resources for Environmental Specialists
      • Internet resources
      • Provides links to: news, environmental regulations, list of companies, features and articles

    • Environmental Law Institute
      • Independent research and education center
      • Provides links to: events, publications, programs, people at ELI, environmental/legal links

    • Environmental News Network
      • Nonspecific environmental news network
      • Provides links to: various reports and current environmental news and policy

    • Groundwater Foundation
      • Educational information about groundwater
      • Related internet resources
      • Provides links to: other organizations with groundwater efforts

    • Hydrogeologist's Homepage
      • Related internet resources
      • Provides links to: hardware, software, employment, and data in the field of hydrogeology

    • Hydrology Web
      • Internet resources
      • Provides links to: professional software, electronic discussion groups, companies, announcements/meetings, and publications

    • International Rivers Network
      • Links human rights to environmental protection
      • List of international campaigns
      • Provides links to: professional software, electronic discussion groups, companies, announcements/meetings, and publications

    • Izaak Walton League of America
      • Related internet resources
      • Provides links to: the league's special interests, policies, and programs (eg. Save Our Streams Program)

    • Know Your Watershed
      • Purdue University, Indiana
      • Provides links to: the National Watershed Newsletter, Focus, National Watershed Library, state leaders, calendar, ag. and urban BMPs, and the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)

    • National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance
      • STAR grants, STAR Fellowships, contracts, and other types of assistance
      • US EPA

    • Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
      • Seeks to educate local officials about the effects of land use practices on water quality
      • Incorporates GIS technology

    • North American Benthological Society
      • Dedicated to aquatic benthic communities
      • American Benthological Society search engine
      • On-line Data

    • North American Lake Management Society (NALMS)
      • Seeks to foster management and protection of lakes and reservoirs
      • Provides links to: news/events, chapters, symposiums, volunteer information, etc.

    • Northwest Aquatic Information Network
      • On-line data
      • Provides links to: fish facts, maps, libraries, Fish and Wildlife Program

    • River Network
      • International river conservation organization
      • Provides links to: international programs, current news, staff, services, catalogs, etc.

    • Salmon Page
      • Provides links to: salmon news, government agencies, catching salmon, buying salmon, cooking salmon, saving salmon, school projects, salmon art, fly fishing, fishing lodges, salmon on-line forum, salmon videos, and more

    • Second Nature, Starfish
      • Disseminates environmental and sustainability concepts to educators for infusion into their classrooms
      • Provides links to: three searchable databases: Courses, Biblio, and Methods

    • Stream Study Homepage, Izaak Walton League of America
      • Stream-bottom macroinvertebrate characterization
      • Sampling material, collection procedures, and recording
      • On-line identification key for macroinvertebrates

    • Surf Your Watershed
      • Search a large database of watersheds and organizations
      • Add your organization to the database (US EPA)
      • Provides links to: link your watershed, locate your watershed, index of watershed indicators, adopt your watershed

    • Terrene Institute
      • Not-for-profit, nn advocacy organization
      • Links business with government, academia and citizens
      • Education and public outreach are the cornerstones

    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
      Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
      • One page fact sheet for each of the 52 funding sources (federal grants and loans)
      • Type of projects funded and eligibility

    • Universities Council on Water Resources
      • 100 member universities
      • Promotes water-related education, science and technology, and information dissemination
      • Provides links to: employment opportunities, calendar of events, software, list of projects/programs, consulting firms, etc.

    • Volunteer Monitoring Groups, State of Kentucky
      • Provides links to national volunteer monitoring and educational programs
      • On-line data entry and retrieval systems

    • Water Environment WEB, Water Environment Federation
      • Provides links to: weekly news, products, regulations/legislation, conferences, member programs, networking opportunities, technical discussions, public information, and MA exchange

    • Water on the Web, Links we Like, State of Kentucky
      • Provides links to: Top Agencies, Federal Agencies, and Alphabetical listing of Water Web Resources

    • Water Quality Association
      • Provides links to: water quality issues, technical papers, commercial products, and lists of members

    • Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona
      • University of Arizona
      • Information dissemination
      • Provides links to: publications, Arizona water issues summary, reference materials, staff and mission

    • Water Wiser Homepage
      • Provides links to: conservation issues, calendar of events, reference searching, water efficiency conference, and water efficiency services

    • Wisconsin Water Resources Center
      • Provides links to: Water Resources Center Library, the Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring, Water Resources Center Publications, Water Resources Center Staff Directory