California is experiencing a serious drought and the state will be challenged to meet its water needs in the upcoming year. 2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change is in sight for 2014.
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 last Drought Task Force meeting took place on the 30th of July. The next one is scheduled tenatively for the end of September. Details will be posted as they are made available.