Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

November 2, 2023

Draft California Water Plan Update 2023: A Brief Overview

Every five years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) prepares the California Water Plan, a statutorily mandated strategic plan to guide the management and control of the state’s water resources. The main purpose of the 2023 California Water Plan (2023 Water Plan) is to outline the status and trends of California’s water supplies, water-dependent natural resources, and agricultural, urban, and environmental water demands while also reflecting the current legislative and administrative priorities for water resources. Ultimately, the 2023 Water Plan will serve as a planning and policy roadmap that will guide DWR in the proceeding five-year period…. Read More

Written by Kelly M. Doyle