Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

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Considering climate change in water resources plans

Climate change management is one of DWR's five core values. DWR

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Maven's Notebook

Climate change presents a variety of critical challenges for California water resources management. To address this, the state Department of Water Resources offers a wide range of activities. At the January meeting of the California Water Commission, DWR staff gave a presentation on how the department addresses climate change through its Climate Action Plan, as well as the modeling tools it uses in climate change analysis.

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Water agency works to combat worries over Flint

Davis Enterprise

Flint, Mich., is in the middle of a water quality crisis that has drawn concern from anxious communities nationwide. Among those concerned are some Woodland and Davis residents as their cities prepare to switch from using entirely groundwater to using mostly Sacramento River water. But local water agency officials assure that the situation locally is very different.

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California drought draws renewed attention in D.C.

California Farm Bureau Federation

In meeting rooms more than 2,200 miles from the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, the drought dominated discussions as the California Farm Bureau Federation met with congressional representatives and agency officials in Washington, D.C. Republicans said Sen. Dianne Feinstein's bill does not go far enough to generate additional water supplies, but they hope the Senate will adopt the bill and send it to a House-Senate conference committee that would produce a final bill.

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