Drought & Water Conservation Resources

Welcome to the Mendocino County Drought and Water Conservation Resources Webpage!  This page contains resources, web links and lists of current events in our area related to drought adaptation and water conservation.  The page is a work in progress and will change as the drought conditions change.  We need your help in keeping it current!  Please send information and announcements to the site administrator at wateradmin@mcrcd.org.  To receive periodic notifications about grants, workshops, and more, send an email to wateradmin@mcrcd.org to join our newsletter list.

Stormwater Design Workshop for Engineering and Design Firms Workshop Presentations

For those of you who missed this popular workshop or who want to see the Powerpoints again, you can download them here.

Drought and Water News

  • New Rules For Reporting Water Diversion Issued By State: The State Water Resources Control Board adopted new regulations on January 19, 2016 that require anyone who diverts water from rivers and streams to measure and report how much they use annually. The regulations apply to thousands of holders of water rights across the state, from farmers to water agencies.  More information can be found at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/measurement_regulation/.

Useful Websites

The State Water Resources Control Board has developed a Drought Year Water Actions (http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/drought/index.shtml) webpage to inform water users about the actions taken by the State Water Board with regard to the drought. They have also established a Drought Year Hotline at (916) 341-5342.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has developed a drought resources web page (link http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/drought/) which is intended to be a central location for information about the drought in California and assistance programs available to farmers, ranchers and farmworkers. The web site is also available in Spanish (link http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/drought/index-esp.html).

Water Wise Water Conservation Resources

Water Wise Radio Program Series

Resources for Ag Producers: