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Supply Allocation Plan
  Working Together Through the Drought

Allocation Press Release

Metropolitan’s Water Supply Portfolio

Call for Conservation

Managing Through Drought

Allocation Board Letter
Drought Impacts
Agriculture/Food Impacts
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  Jobs Impacts
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  Recreation Impacts
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  Fire Safety Impacts
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IO Tower   How Water Flows
The San Diego-based KPBS production company “A Growing Passion” shows where Southern California gets its imported water in the new show “How Water Flows.” View here.

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 Board Chairman Issues Statement on California Snow Survey, Governor's Drought Emergency Order

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
Click here to learn about local community response to the drought.
  Sacramento Bee: Large Majority of Californians Support Water Restrictions Amid Drought, May 18

U-T San Diego: Even El Nino Won’t End State’s Drought, May 17

L.A. Times: Drought Kills 12 Million Trees In California’s National Forests, May 6

San Jose Mercury News: California Drought: State Water Board Passes First Mandatory Urban Water Limits In State History, May 6

Sacramento Bee: There’s No Time To Waste On Gov. Brown’s Delta Plan, May 4

U-T San Diego: State Facing Worst Drought In History, May 2

L.A. Times: California Snowpack Survey Canceled: “Drought Is Severe,” May 1

L.A. Times: What’s Next On California’s Water Rates? April 22

U-T San Diego: Persuasion Helps To Save Water, April 18

Sacramento Bee: It’s Time For An Honest Discussion About Water, April 18

L.A. Times: The MWD's Boss Tells It Like It Is On California's Water Woes, April 15

L.A. Times: Water Supplier Oks 15% Cut To Cities, Water Districts In Southland, April 14

L.A. Times: Drought Unlikely To Cause Major Damage To California Economy, Analysts Say, April 14

L.A. Times: MWD Plans To Ration Water To Southland Districts, Cities, April 7

Sacramento Bee: On Water, Big Ag Should Ante Up, Too, April 5

New York Times: California Drought Tests History Of Endless Growth, April 4

L.A. Times: Mandatory Water Cuts Put Pressure On California Communities, April 2

Real Clear Politics: Mega-Drought Threatens the American West, March 30

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

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
  State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

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