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Summary

River and wetland ecosystems in California—and the many birds, fish, and other species they support—are in serious decline. Major investments and novel approaches are needed to improve the health of our natural environment. This brief explains how water is used for environmental purposes and describes priority approaches that could improve its management.

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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