California is experiencing a serious drought and the state may face challenges with supplying its water needs in the upcoming year. 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of the state, and current conditions suggest that the drought will continue to persist.
Governor Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency and is asking all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. Water conservation is always important in California, but this year no Californian can afford to waste any water. While this is a voluntary effort, we all need to do our part to make conservation a California-and especially a Monterey County-way of life.
This webpage contains information that will help explain the drought and its impacts, provide ideas and tips for conservation, means of assistance, weather-related information, and highlight Monterey County residents doing their part.
The next Community Inter-Agency Drought Task Force meeting will be on June 3rd, in Greenfield at the Civic Center. A map can be located here.