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.

Drought News

  • Governor’s Executive Order Extended: Effective November 13, 2015, Governor Brown has issued an executive order that calls for additional actions to build on the state’s drought response and preparedness and to assist recovery efforts from this year’s wildfires.  Efforts include conditional extension of urban water conservation goals, acceleration of the approval of projects that enhance the ability of state or local agencies to capture water for local storage or groundwater recharge, expedited permits to rebuild power plants that were damaged by wildfires, and assistance to very small water suppliers, among other actions.  The full text of the executive order can be found at:

11.13.15 Governor’s Drought Executive Order

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: