Drought Information

California State Agency Drought Resources

California Drought (Official State of California webpage)

  • The State’s primary drought webpage contains updates on all regulations, regulatory efforts, and responses to the drought.

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Drought Updates and Information for Farmers, Ranchers, and Farmworkers

  • As part of the 2014 drought declaration, CDFA launched a one-stop website that provides timely updates on the drought and connects farmers to state and federal programs that they can access during the drought.

Drought Preparedness, Water Conservation and Water Supply Emergency Response

  • Information on State Water Resources Control Board drinking water emergencies.

Interagency Drought Task Force (12/17/2013) (PDF)

  • Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. called for the creation of an Interagency Drought Task Force to provide an assessment of the State’s dry conditions and deliver recommendations on current and future state actions.

Governor Brown Declares Drought State of Emergency in January 2014 (1/17/2014)

  • News article with links to Executive Order and Drought Task Force. In addition, it contains the Proclamation of a State of Emergency.

Governor Brown Signs Drought Legislation (3/1/2014)

  • Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies.

Drought Preparedness and Water Conservation

Save our Water

  • The state of California’s campaign to encourage and help citizens to conserve water.

100+ Ways to Conserve

  • A list of tips to reduce water usage sorted by areas of the house.

Archived Information

California’s 2009 Drought Information and Declaration (PDF)

  • Archived information on California’s response to the 2009 drought.

Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness