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Stream Gage Public Outreach Meeting

January 28, 2021

Please join the Department of Water Resources, State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Conservation, and Department of Fish and Wildlife for the first SB 19 Stream Gaging Plan public outreach meeting on February 4, 2021. CSAC is a member of the SB 19 Advisory group, and has been bringing the county voice to the discussion including how more robust stream gage networks can support county land use planning, local water and wastewater issues, and disaster recovery efforts.

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join remotely: link can be found in the informational flyer

During this introductory meeting, the coordinating state agencies will provide background on Senate Bill No. 19, an overview of roles and responsibilities, current efforts, next steps, ways to provide input, and answer any questions you may have.

Senate Bill No. 19 (SB 19) (Statutes of 2019, Chapter 361, Dodd) enacts Water Code section 144, which directs the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to develop a plan to address gaging information gaps through the deployment of a network of prioritized stream gages in consultation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Department of Conservation (DOC), the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (Flood Board), and interested stakeholders.

The stream gaging plan will identify significant gaps in the stream gaging network to meet the wide variety of water management needs, which are increasingly important in the face of a changing climate. It is anticipated it will take two years to develop the plan.

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