DWR Releases Integrated Water Resources Information System.SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR DWR Design Within Reach
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IWRIS is a Web-based Geographic Information System geographic information system (GIS)
Computerized system that relates and displays data collected from a geographic entity in the form of a map. The ability of GIS to overlay existing data with new information and display it in colour on a computer screen is used primarily to application that allows users to access, integrate, query, and visualize multiple sets of data from diverse sources.
Some of the databases currently accessible through IWRIS include DWR's Water Data Library, California Data Exchange Center (CDEC CDEC
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DWR developed IWRIS to improve water data management and scientific understanding in support of Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM IRWM Irish Recycling & Waste Management ). The California Water Plan Update 2005 identifies IRWM as a key initiative to ensure reliable water supplies through the year 2030.
For further information and access to IWRIS, visit www.iwris.water.ca.gov
The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.
Contact the DWR Public Affairs Office for more information about DWR's water activities.