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|January 29, 2020|
5-year Water Plan responds to new climate reality
SACRAMENTO (INT) A 5-year update to the California Water Plan has been published.
We are now living in a new climate reality and we know we must respond, said State Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth. Our goals are clear to face our critical, institutional, and systemic challenges head-on and build a more sustainable future.
The update recommends 19 priority actions to improve integrated watershed management; strengthen infrastructure resiliency; restore ecosystem functions; empower under-represented communities; improve inter-agency alignment; address regulatory challenges; and support decision-making, adaptive management, and long-term planning.
Since the previous Water Plan Update in 2013, California has experienced devastating drought, widespread flooding, sea level rise, and historic wildfires.
Story Date: July 25, 2019