Tag: Drought

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...

It’s a Little Dry – Capitol Insider

According to most weather forecasters, this fall has been a little dry so far. It’s not time to panic, but it is time to...

Water Supply Conditions

It looks like California is headed for a long dry summer. It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach 110 degrees during the summer months...

Governor Continues Water Savings Directive

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures,...

CalChamber Backs Renewed Effort on Federal Water Bill

Plan Improves Ability to Capture/Store Water U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an updated proposal to provide long-term and short-term solutions to the state’s historic...

Californians Keep Cumulative Water Savings Above 25% Mandate

Californians have reduced water use by 27.1% since emergency conservation rules took effect in June, according to state officials. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. mandated...

Water: CalChamber Backs 2 Good Proposals Sent to Governor, Stops 3 Misguided Bills

As the drought continued to scorch California, regulatory actions such as mandatory conservation measures took center stage, lessening the number of water bills introduced...

Legislative Analyst Report Notes Drought Has Limited Statewide Economic Impact

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week said the drought will have a limited statewide economic impact. “While the drought is affecting many Californians...

Emergency Water Package Passes Legislature

A $1 billion emergency relief drought package passed the Legislature this week and was expected to be signed by the Governor. California has entered the...

California Senate Moves $1 Billion Water Plan Amid Drought

​The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate...