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Drought Watch Continues
Are you doing your part?

California's Governor Brown has ended the drought state of emergency in most counties (April 7, 2017).  Californians, however, will continue making water conservation a way of life. Among the changes are outdoor watering prohibitions mandated by the California Water Resources Control Board, as well as new groundwater management laws.  Read more about water use efficiency in California.

Here in the Mojave Desert, the drought didn’t take our region by surprise. With an average annual rainfall of less than six inches, resource management is critical. The Mojave Water Agency, working with community partners like AWAC, has carefully managed the region’s groundwater supplies through conservation, key water purchases, and an aggressive groundwater recharge program. While the High Desert region has enough supply to sustain the population for the next several years without any imported water, conservation efforts are more important than ever before as the drought continues. That is why residents, businesses, schools, and farmers are being asked to ramp up their conservation practices to save more water. Are you doing your part?

Important Links:
Groundwater Legislation, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
California Drought

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