DWR Releases New Tool and Statewide Land Use Data

From the Department of Water Resources: The California DWR Land Use Viewer https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/CADWRLandUseViewer is a valuable new tool developed by DWR that allows land use and water managers, including Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs), and the public to easily access and compare statewide and regional land use data in one place for the very first time. The link to the Viewer is also posted on the DWR Data, Tools, and Reports webpage. A fact sheet with more details on the CADWR Land Use Viewer is here.  You are invited to DWR’s “SGMA Tech Talks” webinar introducing the new CADWR Land Use Viewer.  September 29, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please register for this event at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4898000331375742721

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.