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Climate Change


Climate Change Effects on Resources

Climate Change in California

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Valley Water's ability to provide clean, reliable water supply, natural flood protection, and water resources stewardship may be challenged in the future by the potential of warmer temperatures, changing precipitation and runoff patterns, reduced snow pack and rising sea levels.

Managing climate change-related uncertainties, vulnerabilities, or risks is critical to fulfill the district's mission. Valley Water has been addressing these risks and working on reducing its contributions to climate change through greenhouse reduction efforts since 2008.

All of our efforts are being reviewed and new strategies will be added through the development of a Climate Change Action Plan to be completed in 2019.

Key components of the district's responses to climate change include: