California Water Plan Update 2018

The California Indian Environmental Alliance is submitting these comments to the California Water Plan Update 2018. We are appreciative of the outreach that DWR conducted in order to update this Water Plan. We would have preferred to have a longer comment period after the Draft document was released since this year has been extremely difficult for communities and Tribes in California and this comment period coincided with multiple other periods for environmental programs and policies.

Our enclosed comments fall into two categories 1) those that suggest changes to the text which will advance the success of the Water Plan through Tribal inclusion in key areas of the plan, and 2) those that express our concern that Projects have been included with bias towards their advancement before review has been properly completed by communities or Tribes.