Drought

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Drought 2022

We Must Take Action Now 

Communities across the West are feeling the devastating effects of an unprecedented drought. We must be prepared for these conditions to continue.

Deliveries from the State Water Project, the system that brings water from Northern California to the south and on average delivers about 30 percent of the region’s water supplies, were at a record low over the past three years.

The Department of Water Resources, which manages this system, announced that these low deliveries will extend into 2023, unless conditions dramatically improve. Read Metropolitan's statement here

Metropolitan’s Emergency Conservation Program, which restricts outdoor watering to one day per week or mandates volumetric limits, will continue in areas that depend on state project supplies. These restrictions affect nearly 7 million people in portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

The Colorado River, Metropolitan’s other imported water source, is also facing alarming constraints as a result of a 22-year drought and a changing climate. Despite our ongoing efforts to reduce reliance on the Colorado River, we are preparing for additional reductions there as well, as soon as next year.

That means that all of Southern California must immediately lower their water use to stretch our limited supplies. If we don’t see significant precipitation this winter, Metropolitan may expand mandatory restrictions across the Southland. 

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Water Shortage Emergency, SWP-Dependent Areas__

Tracking Metropolitan Water Use

Since June 1, Metropolitan member agencies that are dependent on State Water Project supplies have implemented mandatory local conservation measures to stretch these limited state supplies and help sustain these agencies for the rest of 2022. In addition to local supplies, these agencies have used 212,492 acre-feet of available state project water, which is 7,200 acre-feet less than the Metropolitan Emergency Water Conservation Program target for this period. An acre-foot is nearly 326,000 gallons, enough to meet the annual demands of three Southern California households.

MWD Service Area Map

An Immediate Crisis for Some Communities

Most of Southern California benefits from diverse imported and local water supplies. However, some local water agencies, serving nearly 7 million residents in Metropolitan’s service area, are SWP-dependent. The way the region’s water distribution system is designed, Metropolitan cannot deliver its other source of water – the Colorado River – to these communities. These agencies also have limited or no access to local water supplies, creating an immediate and dire challenge. View map. View list of affected cities (all or portions of cities may be affected).

Mandatory Conservation to Get Through the Year

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. In response to the severe dry conditions compromising water supplies from the SWP, Metropolitan has declared a water shortage emergency, requiring drastic water-use reductions, including limiting outdoor watering to one day a week in SWP-dependent areas. If enough water isn’t conserved, or if supply conditions worsen, outdoor watering could be eliminated altogether, and limitations could be placed on indoor use. Residents should refer to their local water agency for more information about restrictions and penalties.

Though SWP-dependent areas are currently the most stressed, we need residents and businesses throughout Southern California to heed Gov. Newsom’s call to cut water use by 20 to 30 percent. If we don’t see improvements in water supply conditions, Metropolitan could extend mandatory restrictions to all of Southern California in 2023.

 

Lake Mead

Challenges on the Colorado River 

Metropolitan typically relies on the Colorado River for about 25 percent of Southern California’s water supplies. Those supplies are more critical than ever as we face a crisis on the State Water Project that has severely limited availability of water from that source.

But the Colorado River Basin is experiencing a crisis of its own. The system is in the midst of an extreme, two decades-long drought that has dramatically reduced available water supplies for millions of people, agriculture and the environment. The federal Bureau of Reclamation declared the first-ever shortage condition for the river in August 2021, due to declining water levels in Lake Mead, the system’s largest reservoir.

With storage levels continuing to drop, Reclamation recently announced that additional cuts would be necessary in 2023. Metropolitan is working together with its fellow water users in California, Arizona and Nevada to come up with a collaborative response.

Everyone who relies on Colorado River water must do more to reduce their use, in the immediate- and long-term. Metropolitan is committed to developing an aggressive but realistic plan to reduce demands and restore reliability to our Colorado River supplies.

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Investing in Solutions, Together

Metropolitan and its 26 member agencies are making every effort to alleviate this water shortage and avoid similar situations in the future. For the last two years, we have worked together to develop and implement extraordinary actions to preserve SWP water for the communities that need it most. Agencies have switched to Colorado River connections or their own local supplies where possible and Metropolitan has developed innovative solutions, including emergency drought projects that push Colorado River water further into our service area and pursuing water transfers and partnerships that give us access to additional supplies.

Metropolitan’s board has committed to further addressing how the limitations of our distribution system and the unequal effects of drought on the region. The governing body recently adopted an important resolution that outlines remedies, including building infrastructure, increasing local supplies, expanding partnerships, advancing water-use efficiency and planning for the escalating impacts of climate change.

Longer-term, Metropolitan is accelerating the development of our Pure Water Southern California water recycling project – a drought-proof, climate change-resilient water supply –with the goal of initial operations beginning in 2028.

Cumulative Investment

Conservation Makes Us Stronger

Southern California receives water from three aqueducts: the Colorado River Aqueduct, which we own and operate; the California Aqueduct, which carries our share of the State Water Project and the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which serves the city of Los Angeles. Today, we consider local resource development and conservation our “fourth aqueduct,” supplementing our imported supplies and strengthening our drought resiliency. Meeting our region’s needs requires working together with our member agencies and local and diverse communities. Without conservation, the effects of drought would be more swift and more severe. Every drop of water saved is another drop of water we can store for dry times. And for that reason, Metropolitan has various programs focused on conservation that include rebates, on-line classes, educational resources and outreach programs. Reaching underserved communities with accessible conservation programs is also a priority. Check out bewaterwise.com for all things conservation.

Resources

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Announcement of Initial State Water Project Allocation (Dec. 1, 2022)

Water Agencies Unite and Commit to Reducing Demands on Colorado River (Nov. 16, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Calls for Banning Non-Functional Turf on Commercial, Industrial, Public Properties (Oct. 17, 2022)

State Gives $130 Million Boost to Projects Essential to Reliability of Southern California's Water Supply (Sept. 28, 2022)

Metropolitan Commits to Greater Water Reliability, Supply Equity for All Member Agencies  (Aug. 17, 2022) 

Metropolitan Issues Statement on Colorado River Discussions to Reduce Demands on River by 2 to 4 Million Acre-Feet (Aug. 16, 2022)

Metropolitan Issues Statement on Newsom Administration Water Initiatives to Counter Aridification (Aug. 11, 2022) 

Metropolitan Issues Statement on U.S. Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act, Including Drought Relief Funding  (Aug. 8, 2022) 

New Studies Show Metropolitan's Grass Removal Incentives are Driving Transformation of Southern California's Landscapes  (July 5, 2022) 

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Need to Respond to Declining Colorado River Conditions (June 14, 2022) 

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Latest Statewide Conservation Numbers (June 7, 2022)

Metropolitan Statement: Emergency Drought Restrictions Go Into Effect for Six Million Southern Californians (June 1, 2022)

Metropolitan Release: Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement On State Water Board Emergency Regulations on Conservation (May 24, 2022)

Metropolitan Release: Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Governor’s Call for Conservation Compliance  (May 23, 2022)

Metropolitan: Metropolitan Cuts Outdoor Watering To One Day A Week For Six Million Southern Californians (April 27, 2022)

Metropolitan: General Manager Statement on California’s Final, Alarming Snowpack Survey (April 1, 2022)

DWR: Survey Finds Little Snow as Statewide Snowpack Drops to 38 Percent Following Record Dry Months (April 1, 2022)

DWR/Save Our Water/State Water Contractors: White Board Video on Drought and the Need to Conserve (Spanish) (March, 2022)

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Governor's Executive Order on Drought (March 28, 2022)

Local Leaders Make Call for Increased Conservation as Drought Worsens  (March 21, 2022)

Editorial: California’s drought response isn’t working. It’s time to order cuts in water use. (March 21, 2022)

DWR Awards $180 Million to Communities Statewide for Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Projects (March 21, 2022)

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Decreased State Water Project Allocation (March 18, 2022)

DWR: Historically Dry Conditions Impact Planned State Water Project Deliveries (March 18, 2022)

Metropolitan Increases Call for Conservation With $10.5 Million Investment in Public Outreach (March 8, 2022)

CalMatters: Seed funding needed for major water recycling project in Southern California (March 2, 2022)

Metropolitan: GM Issues Statement As State's Latest Survey Reports Dwindling Snowpack (March 1, 2022)

DWR: Statewide Snowpack Falls Well Below Average Follow Consecutive Dry Months (March 1, 2022)

CA Department of Water Resources News Release: DWR Launches New

Website to Improve Tracking of Local and Statewide Water Conditions Amid Extreme Dry Conditions (Feb. 18, 2022)

Metropolitan News Release: Metropolitan Board Acts to Increase Reliability of Southern California’s Water Supply (Feb. 8, 2022)

Department of Water Resources: Dry January Conditions Return Snowpack to Near Average Levels (Feb. 1, 2022)

Metropolitan: GM Statement on State’s Second Snowpack Survey of the Season (Feb. 1, 2022)

Metropolitan Statement: Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Increased State Water Project Allocation (Jan. 20, 2022)

DWR News Release: December Storms Allow for Modest Increase in Planned State Water Project Deliveries (Jan. 20, 2022)

State Water Board News Release: State Water Board adopts emergency water use regulations to boost drought resilience (Jan. 4, 2022)

Metropolitan Statement: Results of State’s Latest Snow Survey (Dec. 30, 2021)

DWR News Release: Early Winter Storms Provide Much-Needed Sierra Snowpack (Dec. 30, 2021)

DWR Blog: Yes, We Love the Rain and Snow, but California Needs Much More (Dec. 30, 2021)

Metropolitan Press Release: Metropolitan Board Takes Actions to Alleviate Drought (Dec. 14, 2021)

Metropolitan Press Release: Agencies Partner to Boost Water Supplies for Southern California (Dec. 14, 2021)

Metropolitan Statement: Zero Percent Allocation for State Water Project (Dec. 1, 2021)

Metropolitan Press Release: Metropolitan Declares Drought Emergency (Nov. 9, 2021)

Metropolitan Statement: Gov. Newsom’s Expanded Statewide Drought Declaration (Oct. 19, 2021)

Press Release: Governor Newsom Expands Drought Emergency Statewide, Urges Californians to Redouble Water Conservation Efforts (Oct. 19, 2021)

Press Release: Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Regional Partnership on Water Conservation (Oct. 10, 2021)

Joint Press Release: Water Agencies Across West Partner to Conserve Colorado River Water, Augment Lake Mead Level Through Agricultural Fallowing, (Aug. 24, 2021)

Metropolitan Statement: Colorado River Shortage Declaration (Aug. 16, 2021)

As Drought Conditions Intensify, Governor Newsom Calls on Californians To Take Simple Actions to Conserve Water (July 8, 2021)

Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s Expanded Drought Declaration (July 8, 2021)

State Agencies Call on Water Managers to Promote Water Conservation (June 9, 2021)

California State Water Resources Control Board Notice to Public Drinking Water Systems (June 8, 2021)

Metropolitan Validates Water Reliability for Southern California With New Urban Water Management Plan (May 12, 2021)

Gov. Newsom Announces $5.1 Billion Package for Water Infrastructure and Drought Response as Part of $100 Billion California Comeback Plan (May 10, 2021)

Metropolitan General Manager’s Statement on Expansion of Drought Declaration (May 10, 2021)

General Manager’s Statement on Governor’s Emergency Drought Declaration (April 22, 2021)

General Manager’s Statement on Colorado River Reservoir Conditions (April 15, 2021)

Metropolitan Explores Water Market During Critically Dry Year (April 13, 2021)

Southern California Prepared for Drought with Metropolitan Investments in Storage, Conservation, Diverse Supplies (March 31, 2021)

General Manager’s Statement on Reduction of State Water Project Allocation to 5 Percent, (March 23, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: California set for more brown lawns and water restrictions as state issues 5% allocation (Dec. 1)

CBS Los Angeles: Some Southern California water districts report possible shortages as drought conditions worsen ( Nov. 30)

MyNewsLA: Water Suppliers Sound Alarms on Dealing with Current, Future Droughts (September 20, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: L.A. is conserving water at record levels, but it's not enough as drought worsens (September 16, 2022)

Los Angeles Times:  California's drought touches everyone, but water restrictions play out unevenly across communities (September 13, 2022)

Voice of San Diego: A Drought Conversation with California's Natural Resources Secretary (September 12, 2022) 

Associated Press: Drought, record heat, fires and now maybe floods (September 8, 2022)

The Washington Post: The summer drought's hefty toll on American crops (September 5, 2022)

San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: Why more than 530,000 acres of farmlands are now left barren (August 22, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River (August 15, 2022)

Associated Press: Deadline looms for drought-stricken states to cut water use (August 14, 2022)

Bloomberg: California Governor Speeds Up Drought Plan, Stops Short of Restrictions (August 11, 2022)

NBC Palm Springs: Water Negotiations Continue for Southern California Water Districts Amid Drought (August 11, 2022)

San Bernardino Sun: Droughts in California are a historic certainty (August 8, 2022)

Desert Sun: California Drought 2022: Two water districts eye hefty Colorado River cuts (August 4, 2022)

KTVU: Critically low water levels at Lake Shasta, California's largest water reservoir (August 3, 2022)

Bloomberg: US West, Already in Drought, Is Facing Dwindling Snowpacks (August 2, 2022)

E&E News: California's megadrought is worse than you think (August 2, 2022) 

Fox 40: California cities introduce rules and fines on water use during the drought (August 1, 2022)

San Francisco Chronicle: How to conserver water at home amid California's worsening drought (July 29, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Wastewater Recycling Provides Hedge Against Drought (July 17, 2022)

The Atlantic: Why We Remember Floods But Forget Drought(July 17, 2022) 

San Francisco Chronicle: Third Year of La Nina Could Deepen California Drought (July 14, 2022)

KTLA5: Be Water Wise: Metropolitan Water District, Armstrong Garden Centers (June 7, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Parts of Southern California used 26% more water in April, despite conservation pleas (June 7, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Kids can help California save water in the drought. Try making a game out of it (June 6, 2022)

CBS News: California is rationing water water amid its worst drought in 1,200 years (June 1, 2022)

Daily Breeze: Gov. Newsom visits Carson to discuss drought response, including proposed wastewater plant  (May 17, 2022)

ABC7: Gov. Newsom pushes need for conservation during visit to SoCal water recycling facility (May 17, 2022)

ABC7: Eyewitness Newsmakers – What to know about CA’s water emergency, including restrictions (May 15, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: As drought crisis deepens, government will release less water from Colorado River reservoir (May 3, 2022)

ABC7: Trying to be more drought conscious? Here are some alternatives for your law (May 2, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Can we do it? Unprecedented water cuts will require sacrifices for Southern California (May 2, 2022)

Fox Weather: Conserving Water by restricting outdoor watering (May 1, 2022)

CNN: Why the Great American Lawn is terrible for the West's water crises (April 29, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Sweeping water restrictions will change life in Southern California: A guide (April 28, 2022)

CalMatters: 6 million Southern Californians face unprecedented order to conserve (April 26, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: Unprecedented water restrictions ordered as MWD declares water shortages emergency (April 26, 2022)

KTLA: Conserve water usage or face cutbacks, CA regulators warn (March 22, 2022)

Spectrum 1 News: SoCal water districts urge native plant landscaping to conserve water (March 21, 2022)

ABC7: Water officials call for increased conservation, warn of mandatory restrictions in SoCal (March 21, 2022)

Cronkite News/Arizona PBS: What’s ‘average’? Snowpack determines health of Colorado River, and our understanding of it is changing (March 9, 2022)

DWR awards $49 million to help disadvantaged with California drought (KION546), (March 4, 2022)

CNN: Lake Powell is about to drop below a critical level never reached before, as drought rages on (March 3, 2022)

The Mercury News Editorial: California is Failing to Prepare for Droughts (March 3, 2022)

CalMatters: Seed funding needed for major water recycling project in Southern California (March 2, 2022)

KTLA: Southern California district wins 2nd prize at international water tasting contest (Feb. 28, 2022)

Beverly Hills Courier: Council Supports Water Conservation Challenge (Beverly Hills Courier, Feb. 21, 2022)

West Basin Municipal Water District offers incentives for grass replacement (Spectrum News, Feb. 18, 2022)

New York Times: Expecting the Western Drought to End Soon? Not Likely, Forecasters Say. (Feb. 17, 2022)

NPR: Study Finds Western Megadrought is Worst in 1,200 Years (Feb. 14, 2022)

Sacramento Bee: As drought continues, Southern California offers millions to buy Sacramento Valley water (Feb. 10, 2022)

CalMatters: Erratic weather requires new water policy approach (Feb. 8, 2022)

Patch: Local Water Districts Continue to Urge Conservation (Feb. 7, 2022)

NBC Last Vegas: Recycling Los Angeles’ water: We help them, they help us (Feb. 2, 2022)

Associated Press: Dry January means less water than normal in California snow (Feb. 1, 2022)

Fresno Bee: Stop asking when California’s drought will be over. Dry winters are the new normal (Feb. 1, 2022)

CBS LA: LADWP Offering Rebates Up To $2 Million To Property Owners Who Install Large Water-Conservation Systems (Jan. 27, 2022)

Public Policy Institute of California: A Shrinking River Inspires Growing Collaboration (Jan. 24, 2022)

The Washington Post: After snowy December, California suddenly turns dry, magnifying drought concern (Jan. 24, 2022)

Associated Press/KTLA: California water districts to get more supply than planned (Jan. 20, 2022)

The Hill: Newsom allocates $22.5 billion to climate crisis in California budget proposal (Jan. 11, 2022)

Wet season watch: Will California get out of drought this winter? (Jan. 10, 2022)

Los Angeles Times: California adopts drought rules outlawing water wasting, with fines of up to $500 (Jan. 4, 2022)

Associated Press: Water content of California snowpack far above normal levels (Dec. 30, 2021)

Los Angeles Times Editorial: Welcome the bout of winter storms, just don’t call them drought busters (Dec. 30, 2021)

Las Vegas Sun: ‘What we need is multiple solutions’ to solve water crisis (Dec. 19, 2021)

Los Angeles Times Editorial: What we should do with all that rainwater (Dec. 18, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: California, Arizona, Nevada agree to take less water from ailing Colorado River (Dec. 15, 2021)

Associated Press: Big California storm dumps snow, drenches parched regions (Dec. 14, 2021)

CBS News: Some in California have to limit their daily water usage to 55 gallons. Here’s what that means for everyday activities (Dec. 8, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: California, Arizona and Nevada in talks on new plan to save Colorado River water (Nov. 17, 2021)

New York Times: What La Niña Means for California’s Drought (Nov. 16, 2021)

San Francisco Chronicle: In a disastrous drought, a grim milestone: California could see its first big reservoir run dry (Nov. 14, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: Metropolitan Water District declares drought emergency in Southern California (Nov. 9, 2021)

Spectrum News: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declares regional drought emergency (Nov. 9, 2021)

Arizona Republic: It could take at least 500,000 acre-feet of water a year to keep Lake Mead from tanking (Nov. 8, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: October’s torrential rains brought some drought relief, but California’s big picture still bleak (Nov. 8, 2021)

New York Times: How Californians Can Save More Water (Nov. 4, 2021)

Buzzfeed: People in Arizona are about to face the West’s first major water crisis (Oct. 27, 2021)

Spectrum 1 News: Burbank places restrictions on landscape water use as drought worsens (Oct. 27, 2021)

OC Register: Rains helped, but drought is part of ‘new normal’ (Oct. 26, 2021)

San Francisco Chronicle: Charts show where California reservoir totals stand after the atmospheric river (Oct. 26, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: Drought-stricken California cut its water use by 5% in August (Oct. 19, 2021)

The Hill: Newsom expands California drought emergency statewide (Oct. 19, 2021)

Los Angeles Daily News: LADWP has saved enough water that it will start sharing with neighbors (Oct. 6, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles shifts water supplies as drought hammers State Water Project (Oct. 6, 2021)

Orange County Register: Unprecedented drought, heat mark start of fire season for Southern California (Sept. 27, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: Newsom signs $15 billion package to fight climate change, wildfire, and drought (Sept. 23, 2021)

LA Times Editorial: Yes, Southern California, we have a water shortage emergency too (Sept. 23, 2021)

CalMatters: As California drought deepens, water use drops only 1.8% (Sept. 21, 2021)

Metropolitan Press Release: Drought prompts new Metropolitan advertising campaign asking region to save even more water (Aug. 30, 2021)

Desert Sun: Southern California desert farmers will earn millions to fallow fields, save Colorado River water (Aug. 28, 2021)

Pasadena Now: Metropolitan Water District, Supplier of Most of Pasadena’s Water, Partners with Other Agencies to Conserve Water in Lake Mead (Aug. 24, 2021)

CalMatters: Newsom: Statewide water restrictions possible (Aug. 18, 2021)

CBS2: Water Supply Alert Issued for SoCal as Drought Worsens (Aug. 17, 2021)

Los Angeles Times: Southern California water officials declare supply alert amid worsening drought, LA Times (Aug. 17, 2021)

Metropolitan Press Release: Metropolitan Declares Water Supply Alert in Response to Severe Drought (Aug. 17, 2021)

NBC4: Metropolitan Water District Declares Water Supply Alert as Drought Worsens (Aug. 17, 2021)

Orange County Register: ‘Water supply alert’ issued for Southern California in response to drought (Aug. 17, 2021)

SoCal’s biggest water supplier calls for reduced usage amid drought, 1st-ever Colorado River Shortage (Aug. 17, 2021)

Water Supply Alert Press Conference (Aug. 17, 2021)

Fox 5 Las Vegas: Infrastructure bill could support water conservation in Southern Nevada (Aug. 10, 2021)

"We’re in uncharted territory": Lake Oroville levels reach historic low, impacting recreation (Aug. 10, 2021)

CBS News: Megadrought Poses ‘Existential’ Crisis in California and the West (July 18, 2021)

KTLA: Water level in Lake Mead, key reservoir along Colorado River, reaching record lows (July 12, 2021)

Sacramento Bee: As Drought Ravages California, Biden’s infrastructure bill could help store more water (June 30, 2021)

LA Times: This giant ‘inland ocean’ is Southern California’s last defense against drought (June 22, 2021)

CBS News: “Mega-drought” Takes Dramatic Toll on Colorado River Systems that Provides Water to 40 Million People (June 9, 2021)

Board Letter: Partnership Agreement to Fund Land Fallowing to Conserve Colorado River Water (June 7, 2021)

The New York Times: The Western Drought is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It (June 4, 2021)

LA Times Column: Follow the Warning Signs: California is facing a devastating drought (May 24, 2021)

The Hill: With the help of the White House and congress, water shortages mount and fire dangers escalates (May 21, 2021)

The Washington Post: California facing drought crises as water shortages mount and fire dangers escalates (May 21, 2021)

Bloomberg: Facing drought, Southern California has more water than ever (April 21, 2021)

Southern California leans on more Colorado River water to combat record dry season (April 14, 2021)

Southern California water giant wants Sacramento Valley water – and has $44 million to spend (April 13, 2021)

Drought is back. But Southern California faces less pain than Northern California (April 2, 2021)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Authorization to extend Operational Shift Cost Offset Program to preserve limited SWP supplies (Oct. 10, 2022) 

Metropolitan Board Letter: Adopt resolution encouraging action to reduce or eliminate irrigation of non-functional turf with potable water (Oct 11, 2022)  

Metropolitan Board Update: Water Surplus and Drought Management Update (Oct. 11, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Update: Lake Mead 500 Plus Plan  (Oct. 10, 2022)  

Metropolitan Board Update: Water Surplus and Drought Management (Sept. 13, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Update: Colorado River Basin system conditions and Basin State discussions (Sept. 12, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Update: State Water Project Dependent Area Solutions: Drought Action/Project Portfolios (Sept. 12, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Resolution affirming Metropolitan’s call to action and commitment to regional reliability for all member agencies  (Aug. 15, 2022) 

Metropolitan Board Information: Policy alternatives Metropolitan may consider for reducing non-functional turf in its service area  (Aug. 16, 2022) 

Metropolitan Board: State Water Project Dependent Area Solutions: Drought Action Planning Update (July 12, 2022)

Metropolitan Board: Water Surplus and Drought Management Update  (July 12, 2022)

Metropolitan board presentation: Update on Water Surplus and Drought Management Plan/Status of Emergency Conservation Program (June 13, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Presentation: Water Surplus and Drought Management Report (May 9, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Presentation: Update on Water Shortage Emergency Condition (May 9, 2022)

Water Shortage Emergency Declaration, Emergency Water Conservation Program (April 26, 2022)

Metropolitan Board: Update on Water Surplus and Drought Management Report on Water Supply and Drought Management (March 7, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Agreement to enter into a reverse-cyclic agreement with participating agencies to preserve availability of State Water Project supplies (Feb. 8, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Amend Capital Investment Plan to include planning and implementation of infrastructure projects to improve water supply reliability for the west service area (Feb. 8, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Agreement with the State Water Contractors to pursue potential 2022 Sacramento Valley water transfers (Feb. 8, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Letter: Agreement to enter into a reverse-cyclic agreement with participating agencies to preserve availability of State Water Project supplies (Feb. 8, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Presentation: 2021 System Operations – A Year in Review (Jan. 10, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Presentation: State Water Project Dependent Area Solutions Update (Jan. 10, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Presentation: Update on Water Surplus and Drought Management (Jan. 10, 2022)

Metropolitan Board Materials: Water Supply and Drought Management Update - Board Report (Dec. 13, 2021)

Metropolitan Board Materials: Water Supply and Drought Management Update - Board Presentation (Dec. 13, 2021)

Metropolitan Board Materials: Drought Emergency Declaration - Board letter Adopt Resolution Declaring Water Shortage (Nov. 9, 2021)

Metropolitan Board Materials: Drought Emergency Declaration - Board presentation Board Letter (Nov. 9, 2021)

Metropolitan Board Materials: Drought Emergency Declaration - General Manager memo (Nov. 9, 2021)

Board presentation: Water Surplus and Drought Management Update (Nov. 8, 2021)

Metropolitan board letter: Modifications to Metropolitan conservation programs (Nov. 8, 2021)

Metropolitan board letter: New municipal water leak detection and repair grant pilot program (Nov. 8, 2021)

Metropolitan board letter: Metropolitan and Quechan Tribe seasonal land fallowing pilot (Nov. 8, 2021)

Metropolitan presentation: Report on Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan Implementation (Nov. 8, 2021)

Metropolitan Board: Overview of Metropolitan’s Water Supply Allocation Plan, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (Oct. 11, 2021)

Metropolitan Board: Update on Water Surplus and Drought Management, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (Oct. 11, 2021)

Metropolitan Board: Update on Drought Mitigation Actions, Engineering and Operations Committee (Oct. 11, 2021)

Board Presentation: Information on Potential Seasonal Land Fallowing Pilot Program with Quechan Indian Tribe (Sept. 13, 2021)

Board Presentation: Update on Water Surplus and Drought Management (Sept. 13, 2021)

Board Presentation: Overview of Allocation Plan (Sept. 13, 2021)

Board Letter: Water Supply Alert (Aug. 16, 2021)

Board Presentation: Water Supply Alert (Aug. 16, 2021)

Water Surplus and Drought Management Update (Aug. 16, 2021)

Board Presentation: Water Surplus and Drought Management Update (July 13, 2021)

Water Supply Drought Management Update (July 12, 2021)

News Release: Governor Newsom Calls on California To Take Simple Actions to Conserve Water (July 8, 2021)

News Release: Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s Expanded Drought Declaration (July 8, 2021)

Partnership agreement to fund land fallowing to conserve Colorado River water (June 7, 2021)

Water Surplus and Drought Management Update (June 7, 2021)

Board Letter: 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (May 11, 2021)

Water Surplus and Drought Management Update, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (May 10, 2021)

Authorization to Provide Cost-Offset Credits under Operational Shift Cost Offset Program (May 10, 2021)

Interstate Efforts to Conserve Colorado River Water, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (May 10, 2021)

North of Delta Water Transfers, Water Stewardship Committee (April 12, 2021)

Water Surplus and Drought Management Update, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (April 12, 2021)

2021 North of Delta Water Transfers, Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (April 12, 2021)

Update on Implementation of Statutes Making Conservation as a California Way of Life, Joint Water Planning and Stewardship Committee (March 8, 2021)

Update on 2018-21 Water Conservation Outreach Campaign, Communication and Legislation Committee (March 8, 2021)

Conservation Update, Joint Water Planning and Stewardship Committee and Conservation and Local Resources Committee (March 8, 2021)