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Water Supply Conditions
  DWR’s Flyover of Lake Oroville in Sept. 2014

Metropolitan’s Current Water Supply Conditions

Metropolitan’s Water Surplus and Drought
Management Plan

Statewide Weather Information
Board Policy and Statements
  Metropolitan Water District GM Issues Statement on Initial State Water Project Allocation

Metropolitan GM Issues Statement on Legislative Passage of $7.54 Billion 2014 Water Bond

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement On Proposed Statewide Outdoor Water Restrictions

Heading into Hot, Dry Summer, Metropolitan Ramps up Conservation Call to Preserve Reserves During Drought

Metropolitan Expands Incentive Programs to Boost Region’s Conservation in Response to Drought

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement of Support for Governor Brown’s Executive Order to Intensify Drought Actions

Metropolitan General Manager Releases Statement On Water Allocation From State Water Project

Metropolitan’s 2008 Model Water Conservation Ordinance

  Metropolitan’s water blog General Manager’s Water Blog
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for the latest: “Colorado River Cooperation: Maintaining Lake Mead.”
  H2oTalk General Manager’s Water Video Blog
View the latest with Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger as he discusses topical issues as part of a continuing videotaped conversation about water in the West.
Local Drought Actions
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New York Times: As California Drought Enters 4th Year, Conservation Effort and Worries Increases, March 17

L.A. Times: California Has About One Year Of Water Left. Will You Ration Now?, March 12

CBS - Los Angeles: State Water Project to Increase Deliveries 5 Percent, March 2

San Jose Mercury News: California Drought Likely A Fixture, Says Stanford Study, March 2

Sacramento Bee: Feds Say Many Central Valley Farmers Will Get No Water Deliveries, Feb. 27

L.A. Times: Amid Drought, A Turf War Between Residents and Homeowners Associations, Feb. 26

Sacramento Bee: Fighting Over Trickles On Tragically Beautiful Winter Days, Feb. 21

Sacramento Bee: State's Population Growth Expected to Outstrip Water Conservation In Coming Years, Feb. 15

KPBS: Metropolitan Water district to Consider Cutting Deliveries, Feb. 9

Sacramento Bee: Sierra Snowpack Dismal For January; Fourth Year of Drought Looks Likely, Jan. 30

L.A. Times: Scientists See Shrinking California Snowpack As A Harbinger, Jan. 29

Sacramento Bee: Pressure’s On To Help Delta Fish Suffering Amid Drought, Jan 19

L.A. Times: California Drought Could End With Storms Know As Atmospheric Rivers, Jan 18

San Francisco Chronicle: Drought fears return with signs of 4th straight dry year, Jan. 16

New York Times: 2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics, Jan. 16

Sacramento Bee: Progress In State’s Water Policy Was Remarkable Last Year, Jan. 3

Headlines Archive

A Sierra Nevada mountain comparison taken by NASA’s Terra satellite
A Sierra Nevada mountain comparison taken by NASA’s Terra satellite. The left hand image was taken in Jan. 2013. The right hand image, taken a year later, contrasts last year’s conditions with the extreme conditions today.
Conservation Tips
  Gateway to local conservation tips and resources: bewaterwise.com

California’s Save our Water Web Site
State and Federal Information
  Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Put Water Bond Before Voters

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Drought Page

Association of California Water Agencies Drought Watch

The National Integrated Drought Information System “Drought Portal”

California Water Action Plan

Governor Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce Emergency Drought Legislation

Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Redouble State Drought Actions
MWD Video
  Gov. Jerry Brown Meets with So Cal Water Leaders
Governor Jerry Brown Meets with Southern California Water Leaders
Gov. Jerry Brown met with Southern California water officials at Metropolitan headquarters, including General Manager Jeff Kightlinger (right), to discuss the statewide drought and the need to increase conservation. It was the governor's first visit to Metropolitan

Governor’s Visit to MWD