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California Water Plan Update 2018

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 17, 2019
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The California Water Plan (Water Plan) is the State’s strategic plan for sustainably managing and developing water resources for current and future generations. The Water Plan provides a forum for elected officials, agencies, California Native American Tribes, resource managers, businesses, academia, stakeholders, and the public to collaboratively develop findings and recommendations that inform decisions about water policies, regulations, actions, and investments. Required by California Water Code Section 10005(a), the plan presents the status and trends of the state’s water-dependent natural resources; water uses and supplies; and future agricultural, urban, and environmental water demands and supplies for a range of plausible climate and socio-economic scenarios. The plan is intended to guide State investments in innovation and infrastructure, and advance integrated watershed management with sustainable outcomes.

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The California Water Plan (Water Plan) is the State’s strategic plan for sustainably managing and developing water resources for current and future generations. The Water Plan provides a forum for elected officials, agencies, California Native American Tribes, resource managers, businesses, academia, stakeholders, and the public to collaboratively develop findings and recommendations that inform decisions about water policies, regulations, actions, and investments. Required by California Water Code Section 10005(a), the plan presents the status and trends of the state’s water-dependent natural resources; water uses and supplies; and future agricultural, urban, and environmental water demands and supplies for a range of plausible climate and socio-economic scenarios. The plan is intended to guide State investments in innovation and infrastructure, and advance integrated watershed management with sustainable outcomes.

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California Water Plan, planning and management