Despite welcome storms early this winter, statewide drought conditions appear far from over. This report (1) describes the current drought and its impacts across the state, (2) summarizes the state's drought response appropriations and activities thus far, (3) assesses the Governor's drought-related budget proposals for 2016-17, and (4) recommends steps the Legislature can take to address drought both in the coming year and the future.
Residential Water Use Trends and Implications for Conservation PolicyHandout Feb 12, 2015
[PDF] Major Water Related Proposals in the Governor's 2015-16 BudgetReport Nov 21, 1991
[PDF] A Perspective on the Drought in California