California drought action

California drought action

State actions against drought

Governor Newsom calls on Californians to reduce water use by 15% to help protect water reserves if drought conditions continue. Drought emergency proclamations expanded to include Inyo, Marin, Mono, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Governor Gavin Newsom expands his drought emergency proclamation to include counties in the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed. These areas need faster action to protect public health, safety, and the environment.

Governor Newsom proclaims a drought emergency. This lets the state prepare and respond to drought in the Russian River Watershed of Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Governor Newsom directs many state agencies to prepare a Water Resilience Portfolio (released in July 2020).