The Big Bear Municipal Water District is an independent special district
governed by a five-member board of directors elected by geographic division.
The MWD is responsible for the overall management of Big Bear Lake, Southern
California’s premier recreational Lake.
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 which includes controlled lake releases combined with a water purchase contract to provide water to the water rights holder while minimizing demand on the reservoir.