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       The California Water Plan provides a collaborative planning framework for elected officials, agencies, tribes, water and resource managers, businesses, academia, stakeholders, and the public to develop findings and recommendations and make informed decisions for California's water future. The plan, updated every five years, presents the status and trends of California's water-dependent natural resources; water supplies; and agricultural, urban, and environmental water demands for a range of plausible future scenarios. The California Water Plan also evaluates different combinations of regional and statewide resource management strategies to reduce water demand, increase water supply, reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and enhance environmental and resource stewardship. The evaluations and assessments performed for the plan help identify effective actions and policies for meeting California's resource management objectives in the near term and for several decades to come.
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  • Water Plan eNews -- The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the CA Water Plan publishes a weekly electronic newsletter to keep you current on Water Plan news. We welcome comments, suggestions and any news tips that may be of interest to water planners, email us.
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  • Final California Water Plan Update 2013 -- We hope everyone is enjoying their summer. We are busy with approvals, layout, production and printing the final reports. California Water Plan Update 2013 will be available soon. Thank you for your patience. (07/09/2014)
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  • Joint Advisory Committee Meeting --A joint session of the Public Advisory Committee and the Tribal Advisory Committee for California Water Plan Update 2013 is set for Wednesday, March 26, in Sacramento. The agenda and other details are being developed. There is a $10 registration cost that includes a working lunch. The meeting is open to the public. (02/12/2014)
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  • Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 2 released -- California Water Plan Update 2013 Volume 2, Regional Reports, is released today for review and comment. Volume 2 includes reports on 10 hydrologic regions and 2 areas of interest. The public comment period is 45 days. (10/23/2013)
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  • Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 3 released -- California Water Plan Update 2013 Volume 3, Resource Managment Strategies, is being released today for review and comment. Volume 3 includes 30 water managment options to acheive multiple benefits. The public comment period is 45 days. (10/16/2013)
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  • Public Review Draft (PRD) Volume 1 released -- California Water Plan Update 2013 PRD is being released in seperate volumes starting today. Volume 1 is Update 2013's Strategic Plan and includes an Executive Summary. The public comment period is 45 days. (10/02/2013)
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  • Update 2013 Plenary -- California Water Plan Update 2013 is holding its third Plenary in Sacramento. The plenary is two full days, October 29 and 30, 2013 and will focus on the Public Review Draft. Registration of $15 per day includes a working lunch. RSVP : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Plenary2013. This meeting is open to the public. (10/01/2013)
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  • Regional Forums -- The next round of regional forums are scheduled to begin September 11, 2013 in Indio, CA,for the Colorado River hydrologic region. The forums provide an overview of the Water Plan’s public review draft and will include information on submitting comments. (09/04/13)
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  • Desalination Workshop -- A workshop on the Update 2013 Desalination (Brackish and Sea Water) Resource Management Strategy is being held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Sacramento from 1-4:30pm. The meeting is being webcast and is open to the public. (08/26/2013)
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  • Progress Report -- The Progress Report for the implementation of Update 2009 objectives and related actions is available. This is the first time that the Water Plan process has included a mid-term progress report on the prior update, which was prepared by the Water Plan Team with extensive input from the various Water Plan venues and broader public input at the annual Plenary Meeting. (07/16/2013)
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  • Caucus and Committee Workshops -- Update 2013 is holding two Finance Workshops and a Groundwater Webinar for the end of May. The meetings are open to the public. (05/15/2013)
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  • Tribal Water Summit 2013 -- Meeting materials are posted from the 2013 Tribal Water Summit that was held on April 24-25. If you attended, we would like to hear your thoughts to help us plan future Summit meetings. (05/15/2013)
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  • Spring forward! -- After changing the clocks, check out our 2013 Water Plan Calendar. Meetings are scheduled with more to come. (03/11/2013)
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  • Public Advisory Committee Meeting -- California Water Plan Update 2013 Public Advisory Committee meets February 14, 2013. There is a $10 registration cost that includes a working lunch. The meeting is open to the public. RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSVP021413. (02/14/2013)
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  • SWAN Workshop -- The Statewide Water Analysis Network (SWAN) is holding workshop on Wednesday, February 13. The workshop is open to the public. (01/29/2013)
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  • Tribal Advisory Committee meeting -- California Water Plan Update 2013's Tribal Advisory Committee meets Thursday, January 24, 2013 in Sacramento. RSVP to Judie Talbot, Talbot.judie@gmail.com, thank you!
    The meeting is open to the public. (01/24/2013)
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  • Happy New Year!! -- Check out our 2013 Water Plan Calendar. Meetings are scheduled with more to come. (01/09/2013)
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  • Delta Regional Forum -- Update 2013's Delta Regional forum is on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Antioch, CA. The meeting is being webcast. The forum is open to the public. A working lunch is available for $10. RSVP at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/DeltaForumRSVP. Thank you! (12/12/2012)
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  • Workshops in November -- Check out the calendar for information on November workshops that include Desalination, Sediment and Progress Report. The workshops are open to the public. (11/07/12)
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  • North Lahontan Regional Forum -- Update 2013's North Lahontan Regional forum is on Friday, September 28, 2012. There are satellite locations in the region and the meeting is being webcast. The forum is open to the public. (09/26/2012)
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  • More Caucus meetings and workshops in August-- California Water Plan Update 2013's Flood and Groundwater Caucuses are meeting. There is also a Sediment Management Resource Management Strategy Workshop and a Graphics Workshop set for August. These meetings are open to the public. (08/08/2012)
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