BAWSCA Drought Report

On January 17, 2014, following months of continued low precipitation, reduced snow pack levels, and diminishing water supplies in California’s major rivers and reservoirs, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an proclamation declaring a Drought State of Emergency. Over the next three years, responding to the drought represented a substantial effort for the BAWSCA and its member agencies, as well as for state agencies and water suppliers throughout California.


The purpose of the BAWSCA Drought Report (Report) is to document the drought response actions taken by BAWSCA, BAWSCA member agencies, and the State, and critical knowledge gained through these actions, during the 2014 to 2017 drought period. The report is intended to serve as a reference document for future drought response and planning efforts.


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