NOW AVAILABLE: California Stream Gaging Prioritization Plan

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

The final California Stream Gaging Prioritization Plan is now available.

The state recognizes the importance of stream gaging information. A robust and reliable stream gage network can help state, federal, and local agencies manage water resources and conserve freshwater species more effectively for multiple benefits and help to avoid conflicts.

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 identifies 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.

An interactive geospatial tool and digital files are also available to help explore the Plan’s recommendations.

To access the plan and data, go here: SB 19 Stream Gaging Plan webpage at the California State Water Resources Control Board

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