California Drought and Water News for July 17, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Lady Gaga joins California’s water conservation campaign Associated Press: Biggest water saving, guzzling districts Los Angeles Times: Q&A Drought-plagued California gets tough on water wasters: Will it help? Los Angeles Times: Biggest dam project in San Diego County history is complete Capitol Weekly: Drought takes aim at farms Latinos Post: California Drought 2014 is Worst Ever Water Loss in […]

“Save Our Water” Program Update – July 16, 2014

  July 16, 2014 Lady Gaga Joins Save Our Water Effort With PSAInternational pop superstar and five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga has released a Public Service Announcement for Save Our Water asking Californians to join the effort and take extraordinary measures to save water during the drought. The PSA is available on SaveOurWater.com<http://www.saveourwater.com>, the program’s […]

State Water Board Approves Emergency Statewide Water Conservation Regulations

July 15, 2014 – State Board Adopts Emergency Regulations on  Urban Water Conservation – The State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations today that prohibit certain outdoor water uses and require urban water agencies to implement mandatory outdoor water use restrictions under their water shortage contingency plans. – The regulations also require urban water […]

Expert Federal, State and Local Speakers to Address ACWA Regulatory Summit | August 13-14

Don’t Miss Out! Register Today for the 2014 ACWA Regulatory Summit Please join us for the fourth annual ACWA Regulatory Summit at the South Lake Tahoe Resort (formerly Embassy Suites) on August 13-14, 2014! “Looking Upstream: Managing California’s Headwaters for Sustainability” Federal, State and Local Expert Speakers Experts will inform and update attendees on the management […]

California Drought and Water News for July 16, 2014

Sacramento Bee: UC Davis study finds drought will cost California billions  Sacramento Bee: California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste New York Times: California Approves Forceful Steps Amid Drought Sacramento Bee: California adopts $500 criminal penalty for water waste Los Angeles Times: California agriculture industry facing $1 billion in drought losses McClatchy Washington Bureau: California drought wreaks economic pain Wall […]

California Expected to Set Mandatory Water Curbs

From the Wall Street Journal:  California Expected to Set Mandatory Water Curbs Reservoirs’ Water Levels Have Fallen to Less Than Half Their Capacities By JIM CARLTON and JOEL MILLMAN CONNECT Updated July 14, 2014 7:13 p.m. ET California is poised to institute mandatory statewide water restrictions for the first time, as the impacts of a […]

California Drought and Water News for July 15, 2014

Associated Press: Proposal Would Fine California Water-Wasters Wall Street Journal: California Expected to Set Mandatory Water Curbs RT: Nestle continues to sell bottled water sourced from California despite record drought Stockton Record: Federal judge approves water transfers through the Delta All Voices: California drought: Is desalination of Pacific Ocean water a reliable, affordable option? ABC30: Water pumping causing Valley to sink, […]

July 15-16, 2014 Board Meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board

The State Water Resources Control Board will be holding its Board Meeting on July 15-16, 2014. Please find the following materials for the Board Meeting at the links below: Revised Agenda Draft Resolution for Item 10 (Urban Water Conservation Emergency Regulations) You can also access these materials at the SWRCB website at the following link:   http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2014/jul/07151614agnd_revised.pdf

Updated Fact Sheet for Urban Conservation Emergency Regulations

A message from the State Water Resources Control Board:  Click here to view an updated fact sheet for the Urban Water Conservation Emergency Regulations that is scheduled for adoption at the July 15-16, 2014 Board Meeting of the State Water Resources Control Board. This updated fact sheet is also posted on the agenda and can […]

California Drought and Water News for July 10, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Emergency rules would add teeth to California water-conservation rules San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: $500-a-day fines for California water hogs? New York Times: Saving Water in California Capital Press: Calif. official rebuffs call to reconsider water regs Sacramento News & Review: Lawmakers and leaders need to take California’s drought seriously California Water Blog: Challenging myth and mirage in California’s […]