The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s
water. DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people, and to protect, restore and enhance
the natural and human environments.

Habitat Restoration Plan Revised
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a revised approach to restoring habitat in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and improving State Water Project infrastructure. "Today marks a very significant step in dealing with California's water problems," the Governor said. A key goal of the plan is enhanced water delivery reliability for 25 million Californians who use Delta water. The plan would divert water using a modernized water conveyance system from the Sacramento River and send it to existing pumping plants. State-of-the-art fish screens would block their entry into two tunnels. "Fish populations are at an all-time low," Brown said. "Bold action is imperative.... This revised plan is the absolute best path forward." See this fact sheet for additional information.

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