1416 9th Street, Room 204
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (916) 653-6192
Fax: (916) 653-4684
Public Affairs Office
Work: (916) 651-7512
Media & Public Information Branch
Chief, Media & Public Information
Work: (916) 653-9712
Cell: (916) 798-1701
Work: (916) 653-9515
Cell: (916) 712-3904
Work: (916) 653-3925
Cell: (916) 708-4962
Work: (916) 653-3350
Work: (916) 653-8743
Cell: (916) 835-2016
Work: (916) 651-6947
Cell: (916) 716-7935
With more than 20 lakes and reservoirs open to recreation, the Department of Water Resources created a Water Safety Program to raise awareness of how you and your family can stay water safe. The Department's concern is to minimize the number of accidents and drownings along the SWP. The program includes:
Saunthy Nicolson-Singh is the primary contact for DWR water safety materials. She can be reached at:
Telephone: (916) 653-5114
FAX: (916) 653-4684
California Department of Water Resources
Public Affairs Office
1416 - 9th Street, Room 150
Sacramento, CA 95814
Additional Water Safety Information
California Department of Boating and Waterways site contains boating safety and education, boating laws, and more
The official site of the U.S. Coast Guard for boating safety. Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating. Lear safety tips, laws and regulations, etc.
Pick up tips on safe boating and safety awareness, including testimonials about always wearing your LIFE jacket.
This Red Cross water safety site contains a variety of safety tips while doing specific aquatic activities such as ocean safety, safety while jet skiing, reservoirs and lakes safety, etc.
Lifeguards who service the City of San Diego provide a list of water safety tips.
This site will provide you with the opportunity to view current water safety materials available through the Corps program, as well as offer tips on programming, help you find a local point of contact and offer some useful downloadable information
Safe USA provides tips for parents concerning paying close attention to their children while near water.
This web site offers parents water safety information for their infants.
MedLine Plus, a health-related web site, offers tips for healthy swimming and water safety while engaging in various water sports and situations.
The National Safety Council's online library says drowning claims the lives of over 4,000 people every year. Although all age groups are represented, children 0-4 have the highest death rate due to drowning. The site offers many water safety tips.
Environmental Health and Safety's online Water Safety offers links to articles on water safety.
Risk Watch: Make Time for Safety's web site offers information for kids, parents, and teachers on water safety and other safety issues.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. The web site offers a variety of safety tips including water safety.
This section of KidsHealth for Parents is on staying safe while in the water and provides tips and facts on drowning.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's web site contains fact sheets on drowning statistics, risk groups (males and children 1-14), risk factors (buckets, toilets, bathtubs, etc.), and references, plus links to National Safe Boating Week and Healthy and Safe Swimming tips.
A web site geared to girls presenting water safety tips, plus other resources and topics to encourage girls to participate in various educational fields and support resources.
Best of the Web's page on boating safety on the Internet.