Sea level rise, erosion, increased temperatures, and changes in precipitation are among the many climate change impacts expected to affect California’s natural and built environment. In 2009, the California Climate Adaptation Strategy was released.
Due to growing recognition that climate change is having and will continue to have a substantial, measureable effect on California’s water resources, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) created climate change adaptation strategies for the state's water supply.
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Conservation / Restoration
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), located off the southern coast of California, consists of approximately 1,110 square nautical miles of ocean and coastal waters.