The Bureau of Reclamation announced the selection of Richard Welsh to assume the newly created position of Principal Deputy Regional Director, serving as the region’s senior technical expert.
The California Department of Water Resources announced an initial State Water Project allocation of 10% for the 2020 calendar year. State allocations are based on conservative assumptions and may change depending on rain and snow received this winter.
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman penned an editorial for the Sunday edition of the Fresno Bee where she reiterated the strong case for additional water storage in Northern California—specifically, for the enlargement of Shasta Dam.
Leaders across the state have been taking steps to address the challenges that a more volatile climate brings to the water sector. Governor Newsom’s administration is planning to adapt all aspects of water management to the “new normal” with a portfolio.
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