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Key Policies

The State's Action

California responded to the drought by enacting multiple laws and regulations that are meant to increase California's resilience to climactic extremes by creating a more sustainable water supply.

 

Policies

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    Drought

    The driest four-year precipitation record for California is from 2012 to 2015, where 2015 also marks the smallest snowpack on record at 5 percent of average...

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    Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

    Tulare County occupies 4,839 square miles in South San Joaquin Valley. It is bounded on the north by Fresno...
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    The State's Water Energy Nexus

    The “water-energy nexus” has received a lot of attention since Energy Commission staff issued a report...
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    Disadvantaged Communities

    Many state and federal grant programs express preference for funding projects that benefit “disadvantaged communities.” The definition as to...
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    Recycled Water

    California requires maximum reuse of treated wastewater.  It also provides that the State should encourage Californians to develop water...
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    Groundwater Quality

    California has enacted many different initiatives that to ensure long-term groundwater quality. Key among these are regulations governing salt...
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Codes and Standards

California has some of the most aggressive codes and standards for water efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances.

 

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