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Drought 2014 Metropolitan prepares for drought by capturing and storing imported supplies in wet years in order to maintain a reliable system during the dry cycles. It also aggressively promotes conservation, recycling and local resource development. Drought conditions have developed because of record dry conditions throughout California and a prolonged below-rainfall period throughout the Southwest in the Colorado River basin.

You can do your part by following Governor Jerry Brown’s call in his January 2014 Drought Declaration to re-examine how you use water with a goal of reducing per-capita water consumption by 20 percent. Metropolitan is closely monitoring water supply conditions in Northern California and the Southwest and will update the public about key developments.
HEADLINES ARCHIVE
 

CBS News: California Water Wholesaler Supply Drastically Drained, Sept. 22

The Week: California’s Epic Drought, Sept. 20

USA Today:  California’s 100-year Drought

Long Beach Post: Water Usage at 56-Year Low For Second Month In A Row

Sacramento Bee: Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across California

L.A. Times: Gov. Jerry Brown Helps Whip Up a Palatable Water Bond

Orange County Register: Homeowners Landscaping to Save Water and Money

L.A. Times: California Breaks Drought Record as 58% of State Hits Driest Level


L.A. Times: California Officials Admit They Have Incomplete Water Usage Data

Sacramento Bee: Persuading Delta Residents that Twin Tunnels Would Be Good

L.A. Times: 2014 Off to Hottest Start On Record

Sacramento Bee: California Adopts $500 Criminal Penalty for Water Waste

KPCC: 12 Things to Know About Lawn Replacement Programs

Sacramento Bee: Putting Some Myths About California’s Drought to Rest

L.A. Times: California’s Drought Getting Even Worse, Experts Say

Sacramento Bee: We All Have To Pitch In During Drought

San Francisco Chronicle: Sudden Oak Death Drying Up With Drought

Sacramento Bee: Pain Of California’s Water Shortage Is Spreading

L.A. Times: What Does Drought-Stricken California Need: A Water Bond

L.A. Times: “Chinatown” In Real Life: In L.A., You Have To Follow The Water

L.A. Times: Water War Bubbling Up Between California and Arizona

San Francisco Chronicle: Amid drought, Bay Area water use down just 2 percent

Sacramento Bee:  California has a long way to go on water conservation

Sacramento Bee: California Orders Thousands of Sacramento Valley Water Users to Stop Pumping From Streams

Late Storms Allow 5 Percent Allocation to State Water Project Users

 

Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce Emergency Drought Legislation

Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency

Governor Brown Calls For Inter-Agency Drought Task Force

Capitol Weekly: Brown Makes Urgent Plea for Delta Tunnels

Dept. of Water Resources:  Year’s Final Snow Survey Comes up Dry

L.A. Times: Drying Up the Delta: 19th Century Policies Underline Today’s Crises

Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown Signs Drought Relief Package

L.A. Times: Severe Drought? California has been here before

U-T San Diego: Broader State Water Strategy Badly Needed


News Release: DWR Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies

Sacramento Bee: California to Dam Delta Sloughs if Drought Persists

San Francisco Chronicle: Is Brown’s Drought Response Something New or Just Spending?

U-T San Diego: Brown Pushes $687M Drought Plan

Circle of Blue: With Moisture Scarce, California Water Providers Turn to Economic Tools

KNBC-TV Conan Nolan’s Report on Governor’s Visit

L.A. Times: California Drought Could Force Key Water System to Cut Deliveries

L.A. Times Editorial, “California’s Drought, Times Three”

TV News Video, “Debunking the Myth About Southern California’s Water Use”

LA Times: “Playing Politics With Drought”

U-T San Diego: Region’s Water Supply Stands Out

Sacramento Bee: California Officials Forecast “Zero” Water Deliveries

Sacramento Bee: Governor Brown Orders More Emergency Drought Measures

Sacramento Bee: San Joaquin Valley Sinking As Groundwater Stories Are Depleted

Metropolitan: Metropolitan To Launch Radio Advertisements Asking Southern Californians For Water-Saving Help During Drought.

California WaterBlog: Where Did All That Water Go? Some Dry Numbers on Today’s Drought

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