August 2014 Drought News Release Archive
Klamath River Spit Fishery Closes
August 29, 2014 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announces the closure of the Klamath River Spit fishery as of Sept. 1. By sundown on Sunday, Aug. 31, Klamath River anglers will have caught their sub-quota of 619 adult fall-run Chinook salmon below the Highway 101 bridge. This triggers the closure of the Spit (within 100 yards of the channel through the sand spit formed at the Klamath River mouth) to fishing as of the following morning.
CPUC Orders Water Utilities to Provide Notification to Customers of Water Use Restrictions and Potential Fines
August 14, 2014 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today ordered the water companies under its jurisdiction to provide direct notice to their customers of mandatory water use restrictions and potential fines in response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s Emergency Regulation for Statewide Water Conservation.
State and Federal Wildlife Managers Preparing Habitat for Migrating Birds
August 14, 2014 - Each year millions of birds migrate along the Pacific Flyway relying on a diverse string of habitats that stretch from Alaska and Canada to Central and South America. While the wetlands of the Central Valley provide less than 5 percent of the habitat historically available, they are critical as a feeding area during the migration and wintering of these birds. In following its mission, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has responsibility to provide habitat for these migrating birds.
Save Our Water: Conan O’Brien Urges Californians to Save Water During Historic Drought
August 5, 2014 – Iconic comedian and television talk show host Conan O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter may always be looking for laughs, but they’re
taking California’s historic drought seriously by joining the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the State of California’s drought awareness
program, Save Our Water, in creating a new series of public service announcements to promote water conservation. Six videos featuring the duo – and
their humorous take on simple ways to save water – were released today, challenging Californians to do their part in cutting personal water use by 20 percent.