This section strives to provide efficient and effective customer service to the constituents of San Bernardino County, as well as public and private agencies, County administration, other County departments and the Department of Public Works. Operations Support staff performs annual inspections of 221 basins and approximately 135 miles of concrete lined channels, 315 miles of earthen channels and 35 miles of underground facilities and appurtenances. Additionally, the section performs confined space inspections via the use of a Video Van, and conducts monthly tours of the Seven Oaks Dam, located northeast of the City of Highland, which is the largest earthen flood control dam west of the Mississippi River. The section administers annual permits, sand and gravel permits, license agreements and lease agreements. The section serves as the Districts liaison to local water agencies in an ongoing effort to maximize groundwater recharge through the capture of storm water, the importation of State Project water and the use of recycled water. The section also works with State and Federal agencies, such as the California Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Water Resources, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to recover eligible costs incurred and/or to rehabilitate District Facilities which may have been impacted as a result of declared disasters.