Drought

Dry conditions prompt restrictions on the Russian River

In an effort to protect fish habitat and drinking water supplies through this year and the next, the State Water Resources Control Board announced Wednesday it is restricting water diversions in the Upper Russian River basin. The extremely dry conditions and historically low water storage levels at Lake Mendocino, prompted …

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Newsom expands drought emergency declaration for most of California

California misses the mark on water conservation target

Governor Gavin Newsom expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation Monday to include the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed counties where accelerated action is needed to protect public health, safety and the environment. In total, 41 counties are now under a drought state of emergency, representing …

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Valley Water calls for 25 percent reduction in water use

Cal Water files for Stage 2 Water Shortage with CPUC

In light of worsening drought conditions in California, Valley Water’s Board of Directors have asked Santa Clara County residents and businesses to conserve more water. The Board of Directors increased its call for a voluntary reduction in water use from 20% to 25%, compared to 2013. Since the 20% voluntary …

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