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California Department of Water Resources Drops State Water Project Allocation to Zero, Seeks to Preserve Remaining Supplies

February 03, 2014

Everyone - farmers, fish, and people in our cities and towns - will get less water. DWR's actions are in direct response to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s drought State of Emergency. In the declaration, the Governor directed DWR and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to act to modify requirements that hinder conservation of currently stored water and allow flexibility within the state' s water system to maintain operations and meet environmental needs