Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California ponies up $300 million to prepare groundwater infrastructure for climate change
California will spend about $300 million to prepare a vast groundwater and farming infrastructure system for the growing impacts of climate change. California Department of Water Resources announced Tuesday that it has awarded $187 million to 32 groundwater sub-basins, which store water for future use that mainly flows from valuable snowmelt, through the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program. Governor Gavin Newsom also announced Tuesday that California’s Department of Food and Agriculture will award more than $106 million in grants to 23 organizations, which will design and implement new carbon sequestration and irrigation efficiency projects.
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- CA Department of Water Resources: DWR Awards $187 Million to Improve Sustainable Groundwater Use and Storage Statewide