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State Water Board's Drought Information and Updates

Drinking Water Assistance

Are you having trouble getting water in your home? Help is available for households with water shortages.

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The State Water Board funds projects that address urgent drinking water needs and long-term resilience.

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Regional Drought Response

Drought actions and curtailments are based on the unique and evolving conditions of individual watersheds.

Find Out About Your Watershed

Curtailment Orders

When water is limited, the State Water Board can restrict water use by curtailing water rights based on priority.

Respond to Your Curtailment Order

Water Conservation

The governor called on Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15 percent during the drought.

See How We're Doing

Resources for Water Systems

The State Water Board works with water systems to manage drought impacts and meet water conservation goals.

Visit our Water Systems Page

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For assistance with your water bill, please visit the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Page or call (866) 675-6623 (languages services available; disponible en Español).

  Current California Drought Conditions

  If you would like to request a copy of written public comments submitted to the Board on an item noticed for public comment, please send a request to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov, identifying the item as listed on the Notice or board meeting agenda by date, agenda item and number (if any). The Clerk of the Board will respond by sending a link to access them.