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California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters

Summary

Mountainous regions provide most of the state’s water supply. But major problems loom— from a growing risk of wildfires to a shrinking snowpack. This brief outlines ways California and the federal government—the largest landowner in headwater areas—could address critical problems in these areas.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes a dozen of the state’s most pressing water management issues.

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