The Big Bear Municipal Water District is an independent special district of the State of California, responsible for the overall management of Big Bear Lake.
This is accomplished in several ways:
- Stabilization of the level of Big Bear Lake by managing the amount of water released to the downstream water rights holder
- Watershed/Water Quality Management
- Recreation Management
- Wildlife Habitat Preservation and Enhancement
- Bear Valley Dam and Reservoir Maintenance
The primary goal of the MWD is the stabilization of Big Bear Lake at as constant a water level as possible, given the availability of water and financing. A more constant lake level increases recreational opportunities, stabilizes property values, improves water quality, aesthetic benefits and supports a healthier fish and wildlife environment.
The mission of Lake Stabilization is accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive water management plan that includes controlled lake releases combined with a water purchase contract to provide water to the water rights holder while minimizing demand on the reservoir.
Big Bear Municipal Water District
P.O. Box 2863
40524 Lakeview Dr.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315