California Drought and Flood Streamlining Trailer Bill: Floodwater Diversion Exception and Drought Control Measures

July 2023

Environmental, Energy & Climate Change Law and Regulation Reporter, Volume 3, Number 10

As California reckons with the likelihood of ongoing issues relating to flooding and drought, Governor Newsom has put forward a trailer bill attached to the 2024 budget that would amend existing section of the Fish and Game Code and the Water Code to streamline flood and drought responses. One of the central facets of the bill is an amendment to the Water Code that seeks to streamline water projects with an eye toward helping the state meet its climate goals.

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