State Agencies Outline Comprehensive Plan to Improve River Flows for Fisheries


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Aerial of the Delta/ DWR

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement regarding voluntary agreements outlined today in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan update.

“A vast majority of water users and government agencies are committed to voluntary agreements because they provide a quicker, more durable solution that will improve flows and restore habitat while avoiding lengthy litigation. We appreciate that the State Water Resources Control Board’s action today creates space for work to continue on agreements that can deliver real benefits for the environment while protecting all beneficial uses of water.”

More information regarding the plan and voluntary settlement agreements along with the meeting materials can be found here.





Erin Mellon, Department of Water Resources Communications

(916) 651-2440 |

Jordan Traverso, Department of Fish and Wildlife Communications

(916) 654-9937 |