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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 blogMetropolitan’s water blog on current issues and events.
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Local Drought Actions
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  The Guardian: American Drought: California’s Crisis,
Dec. 14

San Jose Mercury News: California Drought: Natural Patterns, Not Human-Caused Climate Change, Federal Study Finds, Dec. 8

LAObserved: California Mega-Drought Is The Worst In 1,200 Years, Dec. 4

L.A. Times: Drought Saps Supply of Christmas Trees in California, Dec. 3

L.A. Times: Rain Barely Made A Dent In California Drought

San Jose Mercury News: California Drought Not Likely To End This Winter, Experts Say

Sacramento Bee: New Research Predicts California Droughts Will Worsen, Oct. 31

L.A. Times: A Parched Farm Town Is Sinking And So Are Its Residents’ Hearts, Oct. 24

NPR: Coping In A Drier World: California’s Drought Survival Strategy, Oct. 22

UCR Today: Coping With Water Scarcity, Oct. 22

L.A. Daily News: California Water Agencies Lose Millions of Gallons Underground, Oct. 21

L.A. Times: No End to Southland Drought Seen in Winter Rain Forecast, Oct. 16

Sacramento Bee: Little Hope for Wet Winter, Oct. 16

L.A. Times: Californians Make Big Cuts in Water Usage, Report Says, Oct. 7

L.A. Times: In Virtual Mega-Drought, California Avoids Defeat, Oct. 5

Aljazeera America: The Battle in California to Save Waterfowl From Ending Up As Dead Ducks, Oct. 1

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