The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the Public Review Draft for the California Water Plan Update 2018and is now accepting public comment on the plan. DWR publishes a plan update every five years, as directed by California Water Code. DWR reports that the recommended actions have incorporated input from State, federal, regional, Tribal and local entities; as well as water managers and policy-makers in the development of the draft Update 2018.
Update 2018 contains recommended actions, funding scenarios, and an investment strategy to strengthen efforts to address some of the state’s most pressing water resource challenges. As part of the public review process the Department of Water Resources will be hosting a 2-hour webinar on Tuesday January 8, which will provide an opportunity to hear details about the plan and also ask questions. The public comment period for Update 2018 will run through Monday, January 21. Comments on the public review can be submitted through email, fax, or postal mail.