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State Water Board Drought Year Water Actions

Watershed Analysis

In 2014, due to severe drought conditions, a water availability analysis was performed to determine allocations to water right holders. Prior to the curtailments in May 2014, a Pre-Curtailment Analysis was performed which is outlined in the first section below. In this section, Division of Water Rights staff tested both tributary and basin-wide variations prior to issuing curtailments. Once curtailment notices were determined necessary and issued in May and June of 2014, a Post-Curtailment Analysis was initiated to monitor conditions in each of the affected watersheds to determine if and when to lift curtailments.

Pre-Curtailment Analysis

Post-Curtailment Analysis Graphs

Contact Information

  • Drought Year Hotline (916) 341-5342


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