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Final Portfolio

Jul 30, 2020

Governor Newsom releases final water portfolio that includes Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir

Dan Bacher writes, “California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a final version of his controversial Water Resilience Portfolio, a water plan that includes the Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir and the agribusiness-promoted “voluntary agreements.”  The plan drew praise from agribusiness interests and water agencies — and strong criticism from salmon advocates, Tribal leaders and environmental justice leaders for the damage that they say the  tunnel, new reservoir and voluntary agreements would could cause to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem, imperiled salmon and steelhead populations and West Coast fisheries. … ”  Read more from Dan Bacher here:  Governor Newsom releases final water portfolio that includes Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir

Final California Water Resilience Portfolio released: What’s there, what’s missing

“In January 2020, California state agencies released a draft document meant to signify a new chapter in California water. Now, six months later and after extensive public consultation, the final draft of the Water Resilience Portfolio has arrived.  The Portfolio was developed in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order (N-10-19), which calls for a comprehensive strategy to build a climate-resilient water system in California for the 21st century. This strategy includes several ambitious actions, such as ensuring all communities have access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water and utilizing natural infrastructure and approaches that provide multiple benefits. The Portfolio was a collaborative effort, compiled through an interagency working group with input from communities and leaders across the state. ... ”  Read more from the Pacific Institute here: Final California Water Resilience Portfolio released: What’s there, what’s missing

Click here to view/download the final Water Resilience Portfolio.
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Click here to read statement from Congressman John Garamendi.

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