Water quality and the state’s environmental impact report card are now on the agenda as California begins the final year of a massive drought that is killing crops and threatening the economy.
The report, which will be released in November, is expected to show a $2bn improvement in water quality in the state over the previous year, a $1.3 billion increase in the amount of rain it has collected, and a $550m boost to the state from $7.5bn in 2016.
The annual report is an attempt to keep the state on track with the federal government’s new Clean Water Act, which aims to make California more environmentally friendly.
But a recent study by the US government found that California has not yet met the federal requirement that it meets a “national water quality standard” for its water quality.
The state has to report on water treatment and disposal of waste water, the amount spent on treatment and waste disposal, and how much of the water is being released into the environment.
But Californians are worried that while the federal law requires the state to get a federal water quality test, many local governments do not meet the test requirements.
The US Environmental Protection Agency, the agency that oversees the federal act, did not respond to a request for comment on the state report.
The latest water quality scorecard is expected on Tuesday with an update on the progress of the state and on efforts to improve its water pollution levels, said John Buehner, a professor at UC Berkeley.
The scorecard, which is expected last three years, is designed to inform future policy and programs.
It has been a yearlong effort to get water quality scores across the state, said Kevin Hines, executive director of the California Environmental Quality Commission.
There are a lot of things we’re doing in California, he said.
There is a lot going on, and there is a big water system, he added.
Hines said the state has invested about $6.5 billion in infrastructure, including more than $400m for a new aqueduct to deliver water from Sacramento to the Bay Area.
California is a major producer of water and has one of the largest rivers in the world, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
It supplies water to a third of the US population and has been growing at a rapid rate since World War II.
In 2015, California’s water use was one of 20 states and the District of Columbia that exceeded the national average, according to a study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The country’s water crisis has put millions of people in need of water, but experts have been warning that it is too soon to call it over.
Some say Californians need to be more aggressive in reducing the amount they use.
In June, Governor Jerry Brown ordered an emergency statewide ban on all water use during the drought, including water use for cooking, showers and laundry.
He has said that water should be available to people to meet their basic needs.
He also recently proposed $2 billion in spending to combat climate change, including $2 million to buy and install water-efficient heat pumps, $1 billion to purchase energy efficient refrigeration systems and $1 million to purchase new and better drinking water technology.
In an op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Brown said the drought has made it easier for Californians to do business, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save money.
The California Department of Water Resources said the report will include measures to protect public health, including a $20 million effort to reduce the amount Californians drink and how they dispose of waste.