State Agencies to Host Webinar on Executive Order N-4-23: Flood Water and Groundwater Recharge

On March 10, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-4-23, which set forth the conditions under which water users may capture and divert floodwater for groundwater recharge – temporarily lifting regulations and setting clear conditions for diverting flood stage water without state permits to boost groundwater recharge storage. The Executive Order suspends certain regulatory requirements under conditions of imminent risk of flooding during this Spring’s runoff months until June 1, 2023.

For more information on the Executive Order:


Please join the California Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a webinar on the Executive Order N-4-23, related to flood water capture and groundwater recharge. The webinar will include opening remarks, a presentation detailing the requirements of the Executive Order, and opportunity for question and answer from participants. 

How to join the webinar: Please pre-register in advance of the webinar. Via the registration link, please share any questions on the Executive Order that you may have, so that as many questions can be responded to during the webinar.

If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact: