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California Delta Drought Response Pilot Program

California Department of Food and Ag,
Delta Conservancy

Closed October 18, 2022

The goals of the 2023 Delta Drought Response Pilot Program (Program) are to reduce drought stress in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) watershed by incentivizing agricultural water users to incorporate practices into their operations that:

  1. Conserve water on a net basis during the 2023 water year versus “business as usual”;

  2. Protect Delta water quality by providing an added buffer against salinity intrusion;

  3. Promote soil health; and

  4. Mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds. 


Individual agricultural water users with points of diversion located within the Legal Delta are eligible to apply.


The grants will be awarded through a reverse auction, see the solicitation summary for more details.

Application Instructions

Read the Solicitation Summary and then apply online and place your bids using this form.

Updated March 22, 2024

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