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State of California California Drought Action

State actions against drought

Governor Gavin Newsom extended the drought emergency statewide. He further urged Californians to step up their water conservation efforts as the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought.

Governor Newsom signed a package of climate action bills that include $5.2 billion for drought response and long-term water resilience. The measures will secure and expand water supplies, support water infrastructure, improve water security and quality, and support wildlife.

Governor Newsom signs AB 148, which allows state agencies to expedite funding for areas experiencing drought.

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