Lake Kaweah provides for the storage of a critical supply of surface water
to the robust farming operations in the Kaweah Sub-basin, and valuable
recharge to the Sub-basin aquifer.
A mainstay for the Kaweah Sub-basin, Lake Kaweah allows flood waters and the melting snowpack
to be best managed for safety and beneficial use. (Local, State, and Federal partners enlarged the
lake increasing the capacity by one third, a project twenty years in the making – 2004)
Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District collaborates with local water users
and entities to make infrastructure improvements to the area for better water
management and flood protection.
(McKay Point structure rebuild – 2009)
The Kaweah Watershed covers over 500 square miles and provide a critical
water supply to Kaweah Sub-basin. Faced with an extremely variable and
unpredictable supply each year, water entities and water users closely
coordinate to effectively and efficiently utilize the supply available.