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California drought: Governor Newsom to discuss climate change and water use in California during his visit to the Bay Area


ANTIOCH, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom will be in the Bay Area on Thursday to discuss water supply measures California is taking to adapt to hotter, drier conditions caused by climate change.

RELATED: Newsom outlines plan for California’s 45-mile underground water tunnel

The governor will also announce new leadership for California’s infrastructure efforts.

The event comes as the state seeks new and creative ways to conserve water.

Last month, the governor released his plan to build a 45-mile tunnel between the Delta and Southern California.

State water officials say a tunnel is badly needed to modernize the state’s water infrastructure in the face of climate change, which scientists say is likely to cause both prolonged droughts and heavy downpours of rain and snow. It would also better protect the state’s water supply from the risk of an earthquake that could collapse levees and flood salt water from the ocean into the system.

Some cities develop their own plans.

Although California is in the third year of a punishing drought, it saw record rainfall last October and another major dumping ground of rain and snow in December, some of which the state was unable to capture.

You can watch Governor Newsom’s press conference in Contra Costa County live starting at 10:30 a.m. in the video player above.

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