Legislature Approves Sen. Dodd’s Plan to Improve Water Management

From the Office of Senator Bill Dodd The Legislature has approved a proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help the state manage its water, protecting the precious resource for people and the environment. “Stream gages provide important information in this era of droughts and flooding, driven in part by climate change,” Sen. Dodd said. “This bill is an important step toward managing our water for the long run. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” California has one of the nation’s most complex water systems, moving millions of gallons across the state from north to south and east to west. The state’s 39 million residents and $47 billion farming industry – along with diverse wildlife from the Sierra to the sea – rely on that water. Yet there is little data about how much water is coursing through streams at any given time. Only 54 percent of the state’s 3,600 stream gages have been active in recent times. And even fewer provide rich, real-time reporting needed to manage this precious resource.  (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!