North Coast Regional Drought Information
The current state of drought emergency in all North Coast counties poses a serious threat to water supplies for human health and safety and water flows for fish. The North Coast region received less than half of normal precipitation this year and Northern California streams are flowing at or below their 2012–2016 levels (the last drought).
These low flows will limit the amount of water available for domestic, commercial, agricultural, and recreational uses as well as the water necessary for vital salmon and steelhead habitat. California salmon are already threatened and drought conditions will worsen their precarious situation if minimum flow requirements are not maintained.
Photo credit: CA Dept of Water Resources.
- Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District’s Water Reliability Program
- Sonoma County Resource Conservation District’s Water Resources program
- Humboldt County Resource Conservation District’s In-stream and Habitat Restoration Project
- Mendocino County Resource Conservation District’s Water Conservation Program