The California Water Science Center (CAWSC) is one of 48 water science centers in the water resources discipline of the United States Geological Survey. Their mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate the impartial hydrologic data and information needed to wisely manage water resources for the people of the United States and the State of California. On their website, visitors can look over sections that include Projects, Publications, Water Data, Webcams, and Information Requests. The Projects area is a great resource and it contains direct links to water availability studies in the Cuyama Valley, mercury studies across the state, and reconnaissance analysis works. The Water Data area contains links to real time streamflow conditions, water quality updates, and the USGS data mapper, which has dynamic real time displays of spring sites and more across the state. Also, the site includes eight webcams that document conditions at places like Mission Creek in Santa Barbara and the Ventura River.