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"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water" -Loren Eiseley
Welcome to the official website for the Lake County Water Resources Department. The Lake County Water Resources Department is responsible for the preservation, health, and growth of Clear Lake, the largest natural lake in California. 
 In order to promote an environmentally and economically healthy watershed, the Water Resources Department is identified by two main branches: Lakebed Management and the Watershed Protection District. These branches manage all our programs and projects that work toward the goal of sustainable watershed management for Clear Lake.
 Contact our team today to learn more about our surface water, groundwater, and watershed programs and projects in Lake County.

Frequently Used Applications/Forms

Lakebed Encroachment Permit
Contractors on Clear Lake
Highland Springs Hunting Permit
Highland Springs Property Usage Permit
Aquatic Plant Management Permit
Water Complaint Form


Chapter 23- Clear Lake Shoreline Ordinance
Fee Schedule (Effective July 1, 2021)