California Department of Fish and Wildlife
culvert work

Culvert Work
CDFW photo by JoAnn Dunn

Lake and Streambed Alteration Program

Additional Resources


From Other Agencies

  • State Water Resources Control Board
    The task of protecting and enforcing the many uses of water, including the needs of industry, agriculture, municipal districts, and the environment is an ongoing challenge for the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
  • Resource Conservation Districts
    NACD's mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    USFWS mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory Section:
    Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 requires approval prior to the accomplishment of any work in or over navigable waters of the United States, or which affects the course, location, condition or capacity of such waters.  There are three regional offices in California: