Governor Newsom Releases Final Water Resilience Portfolio

This afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom released a final version of the Water Resilience Portfolio, “the Administration’s blueprint for equipping California to cope with more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, declining fish populations, over-reliance on groundwater and other challenges.”

The portfolio includes 142 state actions to secure a “climate-resilient water system in the face of climate change.” The following is a list of priorities the state will focus on:

  1. Implementing the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act of 2019
  2. Supporting local communities to successfully implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014
  3. Achieving voluntary agreements to increase flows and improve conditions for native fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its watersheds
  4. Modernizing the Delta water conveyance system to protect long-term functionality of the State Water Project
  5. Updating regulations to expand water recycling
  6. Accelerating permitting of new smart water storage
  7. Expanding seasonal floodplains for fish and flood benefits
  8. Improving conditions at the Salton Sea
  9. Removing dams from the Klamath River
  10. Better leveraging of information and data to improve water management

The press release can be found here. To read the complete California Water Resilience Portfolio, click hereView Update

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