DWR Updates

Groundwater is pumped from a production well to a nearby agricultural canal in Yolo County.

In June 2021, the Department of Water Resources released the first groundwater sustainability plan decisions ahead of the statutory deadline identified in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – commonly called SGMA. The long-term planning required for SGMA will provide a buffer against drought and climate change and over time will contribute ...

image of dry conditions in the area of Lake Mendocino in Mendocino County following two critically dry years.

As we approach the official start to summer, California and much of the Southwest are experiencing a heatwave that will set new temperature records in some areas. Warm temperatures are affecting drought impacts.