Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom advanced an unprecedented $8.5 billion worth of investments to conserve, store, and deliver more water to California communities. 44 projects will receive $217 million each to increase water supply reliability, expand new water storage and conservation, and protect against flooding. Investments will focus on:
- Flood risk management / groundwater recharge
- Improved water supply reliability
- Water recycling
- Water conservation / yard transformation
Additionally, $71 million will be reserved to help respond to local drought impacts. Investment of note in this area include:
- $10 million to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities whose water supplies have been impacted by drought.
- $55 million to address dry wells by providing hauled water and well repair and replacement.
- $5 million to provide direct relief grants for small-scale and historically underserved farmers.
Read the full press release here.
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