Thursday, June 5, 2008

Drought Drought Drought!!!!

For the first time in California since 1991, the California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a statewide drought on 06-04-08. After two consecutive years of below average rainfall and a 2008 predicted reduction in water runoff at 41% of normal years, the Executive Order directs the Department of Water Resources to work with water districts and agencies to improve coordination; help local water districts and agencies with water efficiency and conservation; and expedite grant funding to assist local agencies to conserve. Check out the Executive Order.

Many Water Agencies had expected this declaration and have already moved towards drought mangament programs. Click HERE to read what East Bay Municipal Utilities District is doing and HERE to see what Golden State Water Company is doing.

So what does this mean for all of us in California? It means changing your water use habits which can sometimes can be hard to do. For helpful tips check out 100 ways to save water. Good Luck!

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