From the California Natural Resources Agency:
California Drought Preparedness
After two arid winters, California is once again experiencing drought conditions. On April 21, 2021, Governor Newsom issued an Emergency Proclamation to advance state drought preparation and accelerate the state’s ability to respond to water supply shortfalls in the Russian River Watershed of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, where conditions this winter were extremely dry. On May 10, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom significantly expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to include the Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Tulare Lake Watershed counties. In total, the drought state of emergency covers 41 counties, representing 30 percent of the state’s population. The Water Resilience Portfolio website has expanded to include more information on drought preparedness and how California is taking action.
2021 State Adaptation Strategy Kick-Off Webinar and Regional Workshops Launched
Help us map the next statewide roadmap to a climate-resilient California for all! The Newsom Administration is updating California’s State Adaptation Strategy. Our goal is to deliver a framework for action that outlines the state’s key climate resilience priorities, including those in the Water Resilience Portfolio; includes specific and measurable steps; and drives equitable, integrated adaptation across sectors and regions in California. We want your help to ensure the state’s Strategy reflects and reinforces regional priorities; draws connections among our collective efforts, including the Water Resilience Portfolio; and serves as a useful resource for all Californians. Please join us virtually on May 26 for the Strategy’s kick-off webinar and throughout June for a regional workshop of your choice! Register and stay updated by visiting the 2021 State Adaptation Strategy webpage.