Tag: Drought

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...