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State Water Board's Drought Information and Updates

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Drinking Water Assistance

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

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Funding

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

Learn More About Funding
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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
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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
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Water Conservation

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

See How We’re Doing
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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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General

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.