Federal Agencies and State of California Coordinating Response to Drought

For Release On: Feb. 5, 2014 Federal Agencies and State of California Coordinating Response to Drought Reclamation, NRCS announce additional funding opportunities for water conservation SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With California in its worst drought in the state’s 160 years of record-keeping—and following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s declaration of a Drought State of Emergency on […]

Today’s Drought-Related News

  Fresno Bee: As California drought persists, federal aid begins to flow National Geographic: Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here? FOX 40: Northern California Almond Growers Weigh Water Options Reuters: California lawmakers preparing $644 million drought relief bill    

Today’s Drought-Related News

California Economic Summit – California drought and water bonds loom large at environmental meeting ACWA – DWR Snow Surveyors Measure Lowest Snowpack on Record CBS Los Angeles – Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor Fresno Bee – Drought Cuts Into State’s Hydro Power Supplies  The Republic- Brown […]

House Tackles California Drought On Multiple Fronts

WATER: House tackles Calif. drought on multiple fronts Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 Congress is eyeing California’s record-breaking drought this week by reviving political hot-button issues as well as long-term infrastructure proposals. A bill to make more water available to farmers in the Central Valley is headed to the Rules Committee […]

Drought Year Water Actions page – New Postings from the State Water Board

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. The following new information has been posted to the State Water Resources Control Board’s “Drought Year Water Actions” page: Notice of a Temporary Urgency Change Petition filed by California Department of Water Resources and the United States Bureau of Reclamation Regarding Delta Water Quality […]

From the Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown, Senate GOP offer plans for dealing with drought

AM Alert: Jerry Brown, Senate GOP offer plans for dealing with drought Sacramento’s record winter stretch without rain has finally come to an end, but the California drought marches on — and with it, California politicians’ efforts to find a solution. Gov. Jerry Brown, who yesterday spoke with President Barack Obama about the drought, continues […]

From the SF Chronicle: California Drought – Scientists to Probe Cause

California drought: Scientists to probe cause Carolyn Lochhead Washington — California’s drought will be one of the extreme weather events that the American Meteorological Society will examine later this year to determine whether the cause is natural variability or human-caused climate change, a federal official said Tuesday. The American Meteorological Society’s study will be similar to […]

Central Valley Legislators Developing Emergency Drought Legislation

For Immediate Release           Wednesday, January 22, 2014                                                                                                                       Central Valley Legislators Developing Emergency Drought Legislation Joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner to Announce Proposal   Bakersfield, CA […]

Governor Declares Drought, Calls for Voluntary Water Use Reduction

Governor Declares Drought, Calls for Voluntary Water Use Reduction ACWA Mobilizing on Several Fronts   Gov. Jerry Brown today declared an official drought state of emergency in California and directed state agencies to take a number of actions to respond to drought conditions. The governor also called on Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by […]

From the Fresno Bee: Gov. Jerry Brown Set to the Declare Drought Emergency

Gov. Jerry Brown set to declare drought emergency Announcement comes on heels of Capitol water rally By David Siders and Jeremy B. White   SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown will declare a drought emergency Friday, a source said, after weeks of intensifying pressure on him to take action. Read the full story here