Drought related actions to preserve and protect the state’s fish and wildlife resources

The state of California is facing another episode of drought. CDFW will take imperative actions to preserve and protect the state's fish and wildlife resources. See also: Actions taken during 2012-2017 drought.

Fish Rescue and Stressor Monitoring

Drought Projects or Approvals CEQA Suspension List

On May 10, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a drought-related Proclamation of State of Emergency for the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed Counties. The Proclamation stated that for purposes of carrying out or approving actions contemplated by specified directives within the Proclamation, the environmental review by state agencies required by the California Environmental Quality Act and its regulations are suspended to the extent necessary to address the impacts of the drought in the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed Counties. Below is a list of CDFW activities or approvals issued under this suspension:

  • Department of Water Resources Emergency Drought Salinity Barriers Project: Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2021-041-03, and Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-CCA-19852-R3
  • Department of Water Resources Temporary Urgency Change Petition: Minor Amendment to Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00