Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Support Ongoing Central Valley Flood Response

Amid ongoing flood impacts in the Central Valley, the state is extending flood diversion flexibilities implemented for the Tulare Lake Basin to the San Joaquin River Basin as the latter faces increased flood risks due to snowmelt.

Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that fine tunes flood diversion and groundwater recharge efforts based on the latest information and responds to a local request for Kern River floodwater to be allowed into the California Aqueduct to reduce flows into the Tulare Lake Basin. The order will also allow debris removal, levee repairs and other flood preparation and response activities in the Tulare Lake and San Joaquin River Basins.

Read the full release here.

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