Low water levels trigger curtailments for Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ( Media Release )
USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Wildfires and Drought ( Media Release )
Emergency Regulation Approved by Office of Administrative Law ( Emergency Regulation )
City of Tracy Declares Drought Emergency, Implements Stage 3 Water Restrictions. ( Media Release )
State Water Board approves emergency curtailment measures for the Delta watershed. ( Media Release )
The Notice of Availability of Draft Emergency Curtailment and Reporting Regulation for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) Watershed for Public Review and Comment and Notice of Water Unavailability for Senior Water Right Claims in the Delta Watershed has been posted. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT EMERGENCY CURTAILMENT AND REPORTING REGULATION FOR THE SACRAMENTOSAN JOAQUIN DELTA (DELTA) WATERSHED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT AND NOTICE OF WATER UNAVAILABILITY FOR SENIOR WATER RIGHT CLAIMS IN THE DELTA WATERSHED
Draft Emergency Curtailment and Reporting Regulation
State Water Board staff will hold a public workshop on July 27, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide information and to receive public input on the proposed emergency regulation. For more information and instructions to participate, please see the Notice of Staff Workshop. Written comments related to the draft emergency regulation text must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Bay-Delta@waterboards.ca.gov by 12:00 noon on July 29, 2021, to be considered before the August 3, 2021 Board Meeting.
Governor Newsom calls on Californians to reduce water use by 15% to help protect water reserves if drought conditions continue.
With California experiencing a second consecutive dry winter, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on April 21, 2021, several actions related to drought preparedness. Additional drought emergency proclamations were issued May 10, 2021 and July 8, 2021, which included San Joaquin County. The Proclamation can be found here.
San Joaquin County proclaimed a local emergency for drought and was ratified by the Board of Supervisors on May 4, 2021.