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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2022 02:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/28/2022 02:49 PM
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Saving Water & Building a More Resilient Future! By Governor Gavin Newsom

Sacramento, CA...California’s climate has changed. We are experiencing more extreme weather – hotter temperatures, longer and more severe droughts, worsening wildfires and dangerous flash flooding. We’re seeing this not just in California, but across the entire American West.




These changes mean we must continue adapting to a hotter, drier future. Without action, state officials believe extreme weather could diminish California’s water supply by up to 10 percent by 2040.

The state has implemented unprecedented measures to cut water use, build storage capacity and increase supply. And it’s also up to all of us to keep doing our part to curb our water use.

California is investing billions of dollars into concrete actions that will secure the future of our state’s water supply. These key actions are part of a comprehensive water resilience plan, “California’s Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future,” which my administration released in August to highlight how we can stretch existing supplies and develop new sources to replace the water we will lose in this new era of warming temperatures.

The plan outlines our aggressive, science-led approach to addressing California’s water future by reimagining the way we source, store and deliver water statewide for future generations. To match the pace of climate change, we know we must move smarter and faster – and we’re doing that.

Californians have repeatedly answered the call to use less water in past droughts. As the state prepares for the possibility of a fourth dry year and potential weather extremes, it’s more important than ever that all of us adopt water conservation as a way of life.

For many homeowners, most water use and waste happens in our yards – in some areas, up to 75 percent of residential water use comes from sprinklers and other outdoor irrigation.

The good news is there are simple actions we can take right now to help save water in a big way. Simply watering your lawn less and fixing leaks inside and outside the house can save thousands of gallons of water each year.

If you’re ready to make bigger changes outside, updating yards with native landscaping that includes water-wise plants and hardscaping elements, like pavers, granite or bark, can create year-round outdoor living spaces that eliminate the need to weed, mow and water regularly.

The state is working closely with local water agencies and other partners to ensure that Californians have access to the resources you need to help. Check with your local water agency for rebates to help cover some of these costs and to find out about community resources that can help you replace grass with water-smart landscaping that you, your family and your pets can all enjoy.

Californians know how to meet the moment, and together, we can create necessary change for a water-smart future. The recently enacted state budget includes $3.6 billion over four years for immediate drought support and long-term water resilience. Including allocations in the 2021 state budget, a total of $8.7 billion has been dedicated to support drought resilience and response. This includes $175 million for lawn replacement and other water conservation strategies.

By making saving water a way of life, we can adapt and thrive. And if we each do our part, we can make our water last for generations to come. Together we can save water, and save California.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-09-28 15:20:22   By: Anonymous
 
Building a more resilient Future? Gavin's leaving???? Moving to Texas or Florida is the bigger question. He sure is JEALOUS OF TEXAS WITH THE THOUSANDS OF BUSINESSES THAT RELOCATED THERE, BUT HES MORE JEALOUS OF DESANTIS AND HIS EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING AND KEEPING HIS STATE OPEN DURING COVID AND IT SHOWED ALL ACROSS THE BOARD DESANTIS WAS RIGHT AND EVERY...SINGLE...DEMOCRAT...WAS...WRONG ON ALL OF IT...BECAUSE? IT WAS JUST A POLITICAL ON THEIR PART.

BYE BYE GAVIN, DONT COME BACK

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    Re: resilient future
    Posted on: 2022-09-28 18:43:09   By: Anonymous
     
    And what have the Republicants come up with?
    Taken away the rights of women to choose what is right for them.
    Sent immigrants that have come into this country illegally, and passed them on to other states.
    Banned educational freedom to all of their state's students.
    Just because you type in all caps, doesn't make what you say correct.
    All Floridians don't agree with DeSantis.
    All Texans don't agree with Abbott.
    California still has the 5th largest economy in the world. Texas and Florida will not attract the highest quality workers for new businesses when new emigrants from other states realize what the governors of said states show little regard for progressive thinking.
    Socialism is not a dirty word. If the government helps all its residents, as opposed to just the Christian right, the voters will demand change.
    Courting new businesses comes with a risk. Forward thinking employees will want Healthcare, higher wages, and security in their old age.
    Texas and Florida leaders follow the conservative right. Not every voter is a conservative.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-09-28 15:47:17   By: Anonymous
 
Old Joey where’s Jackie? Maybe she here. What a embarrassment.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-09-28 16:37:03   By: Anonymous
 
This guy knows nothing about our water situation, and more importantly why we have a storage problem. He and his party have done everything to discourage building new water storage, now he wants to blame everything he has F’d up, on climate change! Get your head out of your oily backside Gavy, your worse than the drought itself!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:01:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Gavin got Brylcreem, A little dab will do ya.

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      Posted on: 2022-09-28 19:19:58   By: Anonymous
       
      He is Gov. You are a what? Dig holes for a living?


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        Posted on: 2022-09-28 21:11:46   By: Anonymous
         
        Old Joey and a potato chip could run. Yet democrats would vote for them. Embarrassing.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2022-09-28 17:01:41   By: Anonymous
 
Newcum wants Kamala to be his running mate! He has been spending a lot of time with Willie Brown,getting a few insider tips.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2022-09-28 19:18:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Smart comments. I bet you guys have all your "patriotic" flags, flying in your Dodge Ram (vanilla isis) and no teeth.
    Get a d@mn life will ya!!!!

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      Posted on: 2022-09-28 21:19:59   By: Anonymous
       
      What’s wrong with a American flag? Gives you the freedom to flap the loose lips like you…oh never mind might get all upset. And blame Donald and domestic terrorist Republicans.

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        Posted on: 2022-09-29 06:41:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Republicans bitched any cried for years about building more water storage. But giving credit for actually working on these problems. That is not the republicans way …

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          Posted on: 2022-09-29 06:43:20   By: Anonymous
           
          We love the AMERICAN flag. We don’t love Donnie humping on it.

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            Posted on: 2022-09-29 07:47:11   By: Anonymous
             
            Agreed. In my previous post I was alluding to(maybe too subtly for some) that the issue I have is the use of flags - plural (in addition to the National flag) its denigrates the national colors when you fly it with a trump or brandon slogan. Or hug it like a stage ptop.
            And just a point of clarification its not the flag (in its current form) that gives me freedoms. Its the constitution.

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            Posted on: 2022-09-29 08:02:17   By: Anonymous
             
            Probubly a DNA stain on the flag the size of the one Bill left on Monicas blouse.

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              Posted on: 2022-09-30 10:58:42   By: Anonymous
               
              Oh good god!!! Ya bunch of clowns!! Lol. California is for the most part a desert with to many people. It’s always been that way and will continue to be that way. It’s not climate change it’s mismanagement at all levels. At some point you just have to say enough is enough. You can’t put ten pounds of poop in a five pound bag!

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