drought updates

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Larkfield District

Los Angeles District

Monterey District

Sacramento District

San Diego District

Ventura District


Drought Update

Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-40-17 on April 7, which terminates the previous executive order declaring a statewide drought emergency. Restrictions on wasteful water usage will remain in place.

Special thanks to our customers for their conservation efforts during the drought. With your help, our water districts around the state reduced their usage by more than 15 billion gallons between June 2015 and March 2017 in comparison to water use in 2013.

Customers will receive communications about the roll back of current drought restrictions as well as which measures will remain in place.  The Governor’s announcement included continuing restrictions on the following wasteful practices: 

  • Hosing off sidewalks, driveways and other hardscapes
  • Washing cars with hoses not equipped with a shut-off nozzle
  • Use of fountains that do not re-circulate the water
  • Watering lawns in a manner that causes run-off or within 48 hours of rainfall
  • Irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians

Monterey Peninsula area customers who rely on the Carmel River for their water supply are still subject to the consumption cutbacks required by the State Water Resource Control Board’s Cease and Desist Order reducing pumping from the river. Monterey area customers have consistently stayed below the production limits mandated by the state since the CDO issuance in 2009. Local water restrictions as well as incentive programs for saving water such as rebates and water wise house calls remain in effect. For more information visit: www.montereywaterinfo.org

Northern Division

Worksheet 1 Sacramento
Production & Capacity Justifications
Supply Reliability Certification Form Sacramento

Southern Division

Worksheet 1 Los Angeles
Worksheet 1 San Diego
Supply Reliability Certification Form Los Angeles
Worksheet 1 Ventura
Supply Reliability Certification Form San Diego
Supply Reliability Certification Form Ventura


Well Water Levels
Worksheet 1 Monterey
Worksheet 1 Supporting Document
System Delivery
Water Supply Reliability Certification Monterey