The News has been received that the U.S EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is assisting the Redwood Valley County Water District, in the Mendocino County, Calif to prepare for the climate change.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping them to assess the actual risks they are going to face due to the climate change and based on the assessment, to help them to take the actions in accordance with that to increase the resilience.
In an attempt to train and to give the technical assistance to recognize the assets, the threats and the adaption options to decrease the risk from the climate change, the Water District and additionally 20 other communities countrywide will likely to receive up to $30,000 each
According to the EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared Blumenfeld said, the climate change is not a new threat an actually, it is already affecting the other communities in the California also”. The experts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can assist in helping the adapting the water utilities to the environmental challenges of the drought and to the public health as well as the climate change.
The EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool will be utilized to prepare for the impacts from the climate change including the water quality and the drought challenges. And the Redwood Valley County Water District will take part in the multi-year program by using that tool.
The users will be able to enter the water utility information in that software and they will be allowed to analyze the information together with the climate modeling and then recognize the possible impacts for the prioritization and the planning. Approximately 5000 people are being served by the Water District in the Redwood Valley, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, the Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians and 200 farms as well.