DWR today commemorated the start of Flood Preparedness Week, which runs October 22 through October 30, by encouraging residents to prepare for flood season.
With California in extreme drought and facing ongoing extreme climate events, DWR gathered scientists, water policy experts, and members of communities impacted by drought and floods for a conversation about building climate resiliency, including in the state’s water and flood management systems.
As California prepares for extreme drought to extend into a fourth year, DWR is gearing up to provide $510 million in financial assistance to help communities, water agencies, and farmers prepare for a hotter and drier future.
Farmers are receiving financial incentives to reduce their water use and protect wildlife and water quality in the Delta as part of a Delta Drought Response Pilot Program launched by the State of California.
DWR urges people to avoid physical contact with water at Quail Lake in Los Angeles County until further notice due to the presence of blue-green algae.
DWR announced awarding $50.4 million in funding for 18 flood management and protection projects across the state.
Conserving water has become a way of life in California, especially as projections forecast warmer, drier conditions. The State’s new water year has begun and with it comes fresh concerns about a fourth year of extreme drought for the state.