Tag: Drought

California May Reallocate Shrinking Water Supply

While it’s not yet formal policy, those who manage California’s vast water system are edging toward a historic reallocation of the state’s shrinking supply...

Business Groups Identify Essential Water Supply Projects That California Should Develop

With a persistent drought, and a hotter and drier climate, California must look beyond water conservation and recycling and develop new water storage and...
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CA Natural Resources Secretary Briefs California Business Leaders on Drought Severity, Urges Conservation...

California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot met with California’s top business leaders this week to discuss critical aspects of California’s worsening drought and...
Save Our Water

Help Conserve Water with These Steps

The summer season has only just begun and already two of California's largest reservoirs are at critically low levels — Lake Oroville is at...
Save Our Water

California Approaches Driest Year Yet; Help Conserve Water with These Steps

California is on the cusp of the worst drought in its history. Today, more than 95% of the state is in “severe drought,” and...
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Continued Drought Leads to Reduced Water Deliveries

As California enters another year of drought conditions, water shortages will again take their toll on California residents and businesses.  Recent estimates put the...

Drought Has Big Impacts on California Agriculture

This article was written by Dan Walters and first appeared in CalMatters. As California experiences a second year of drought, with no end in sight,...

The People’s Voice: Drought and Wildfire Dominate Climate Issues

Californians strongly agree about the importance of addressing climate change, but are not convinced that costly, disruptive policies are the right approach. The seventh...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Water Crisis

This article was written by Dan Walters and originally appeared in CalMatters. Talk about timing. Last Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom extended and expanded his declaration of a...
The Workplace Podcast

Partnership Key to Reliable Power Grid

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and California Independent System Operator President and CEO...

Drought has California Farms Destroying Crops, Rather Than Pay for Water

When Stuart Woolf was growing up on his dad’s ranch in Huron, California, he never liked working the tomato harvest. “I thought, ‘I am never...

Water Supply and Drought Are Now Californians’ Top Environmental Concern

When asked to name the most important environmental issue facing the state today, Californians are most likely to mention water supply and drought—a shift...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Action on Energy; Threats to Supply Created by High Temperatures and...

The California Chamber of Commerce today welcomed news that Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an emergency proclamation that will result in greater reliability of...

Almonds Swept California Farms. Then the Water Ran Out.

This article was written by Jesse Newman and first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. As another severe drought takes its toll in California, some farmers...

The Consequences of Drought

It’s official, California is in another drought cycle as are most of the western states. A look at the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a...

Secretary Ross Joins CalChamber to Talk on Importance of Food, Ag to State’s Economy

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined the California Chamber of Commerce last week to speak on important issues facing the...

Governor Proposes $5.1B Water, Drought Infrastructure Plan

Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday unveiled a $5.1 billion plan for California's water infrastructure, drought response and preparations for a "climate resilient system." In addition...

Drought Preparations Picking Up as State Dry Spell Continues with No Relief in Sight

California’s water supply levels are continuing to drop closer to those at the beginning of 2014, which was the start of the last drought...

Here We Go Again

Drought. It’s back. California’s water supply levels are slipping very close to those that existed at the beginning of 2014, which was the start...

After COVID-19, Drought Threat Still Looms

California is enveloped in balmy weather that’s more like spring than mid-winter — and that’s not a good thing. We have seen only scant rain...