The Department of Water Resources’ proposed “sustainability outlook indicators” for a healthy economy thus completely fail to consider the greenhouse gas footprint of the State Water Project, Central Valley Project and the Colorado River Aqueduct.
Defining what resilience means for investments of $4.75 billion in climate resilience is essential.
Climate change will bring increased frequency and severity of flooding to the Central Valley. To avoid catastrophic flooding, major investments will need to be made.
Voluntary Agreements to restore the Sacramento Bay-Delta are part of the Newsom administration’s Water Resilience Portfolio. Water agencies have touted these agreements as a “new way forward.” But voluntary agreements in the Delta are not new – they just fail and are never discussed again.