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Drought in the Watershed

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Important Resources

California Dept. of Water Resources
Drought Information
Sacramento River Drought Status

California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
Drought Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, and Farmworkers

US Geological Survey
The California Drought
Hydrologic science can help citizens and communities prepare for and cope with drought in two ways - through drought planning, and in helping communities make the best day-to-day management decisions while the drought is taking place.

Save Our Water
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use.  Created in 2009 by the California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies, the program offers ideas and inspiration for permanently reducing water use – regardless of whether California is in a drought.

Weather Service Drought Information
A collection of climate- and drought-related information, including current U.S. Drought Monitor information as well as long-range forecast precipitation, temperature, and drought information.

UC Davis' California Drought Watch
This site was created to help the public learn about the importance of the drought and how to navigate through it.  Web content is generated by UC Davis water, agricultural and environmental sciences researchers, students, and affiliated water organizations throughout the state.  Visitors to the site will have access to the latest California drought news, renowned experts and tips for practicing and embracing sustainable living.

Water Education Foundation's Drought Coverage

Water and Drought Q&A

An overview of California’s ongoing and extraordinary drought: a tale of exceptional dryness and record warmth

Major Floods and Droughts in California Through 1989