2015 Drought Briefing Materials

2015 Drought - Four Years and Counting: Impacts and Actions

Below are materials and resources from ACWA's 2015 drought briefing on April 9 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento.

This program was presented in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources, the California State Association of Counties, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the League of California Cities, the California Farm Water Coalition, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Office of Emergency Services and Cal Fire.

This event drew 300 attendees to the Crest with another 3,000+ via webcast. 

Event photos are available here.

Webcast Recording

A recording of the event webcast is available here.

Event Materials

The following materials are currently available:

PowerPoint Presentations

Online Drought Resources

A printable PDF copy of this online drought resource guide is available here.

State and Federal Agency Resources

State of California Drought Portal 

Save Our Water Website 

Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions 

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Drought Page

State Water Resources Control Board Drought Year Water Actions Page

State Water Resources Control Board Urban Water Supplier Residential Gallons-Per-Capita-Per-Day (R-GPCD) Performance

California Department of Water Resources Drought Portal

DWR’s Background on Drought

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Drought Portal

California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought Portal

CalFire’s Wildfire Information 

U.S. Drought Portal 

State and Federal Water Deliveries

Central Valley Project Water Supply Information

State Water Project Allocation Information

Water and Climate Conditions

California Reservoir Conditions

Daily Reservoir Storage Summary 

Statewide Snowpack Measurements

California Weather Data 

U.S. Drought Monitor – California conditions

ACWA and Other Stakeholder Resources

2015 California Drought Contacts 

ACWA Drought Portal 

General Information about California Water

Facts about California Water 

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Drought Webpage

California Farm Bureau Federation’s Water Crisis Website Section

PPIC Water Policy Center