3860 Department of Water Resources
Major Program Changes
- Water Bond-The Budget includes $86 million Proposition 1 to implement the DWR's responsibilities under the Water, Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Act of 2014, which include grant administration for integrated regional water management, water recycling, groundwater sustainability, and water conservation programs as well as implementation of statewide water system operational improvement and drought preparedness actions.
- FloodSAFE-The Budget includes $398.5 million Proposition 1E to support the FloodSAFE California program. FloodSAFE is an integrated systemwide approach to flood management. This proposal along with its accompanying capital outlay proposals will appropriate all remaining Proposition 1E funds.
- Water Action Plan-The Budget includes $1.4 million General Fund and $6.8 million other funds to carry out various objectives of the California Water Action Plan. These proposals include resources to prepare for critically dry periods, facilitate stormwater flood management, expand integrated regional water management program delivery, and implement Sacramento Valley water management and habitat protection projects.
- Groundwater Sustainability Act-The Budget includes $6 million General Fund to implement specific requirements of the Groundwater Sustainability Act, such as the adoption of basin boundaries, development of regulations on best groundwater management practices, and provide additional technical assistance to local groundwater management agencies on the development of the groundwater sustainability plans.