March 4, 2019 

Friday, the Newsom Administration and 42 other stakeholder groups including water users and NGOs agreed to move forward with efforts to develop a comprehensive water management and habitat restoration plan in connection with the State Water Board’s Water Quality Control Plan Update. The Coalition for a Sustainable Delta is excited and encouraged by this commitment from such a diverse group of participants.

“After decades of failed management policies and destructive conflict we are encouraged to see the Newsom Administration lead our State to better water management policies. The development of a constructive and comprehensive plan to meet the water needs of California families, farmers, and our environment is an historic step forward and can quiet the roiling waters of conflict we have lived with for so long,” said Executive Director, Jason Peltier. “It is crucial that non-flow measures are included as we move forward with water management and habitat restoration efforts, and we are pleased to see those elements in Friday’s announcement.”