July 2014 Drought News Release Archive
State Water Board: Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation Goes Into Effect
July 29, 2014 - On July 29, 2014, an emergency regulation to increase conservation practices for all Californians went into effect.
The new conservation regulation targets outdoor urban water use. In some areas of the State, 50 percent or more of daily water use
is for lawns and outdoor landscaping. With this regulation, all Californians are expected to stop: washing down driveways and sidewalks;
watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off
nozzle, and using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature, unless the water is recirculated.
Save Our Water: Lady Gaga Joins Save Our Water Effort With Public Service Announcement
July 16, 2014 - In partnership with the State of California’s drought awareness program Save Our Water, international pop superstar and
five-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga has released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) asking Californians to join the effort and take
extraordinary measures to save water during the drought. The PSA is available on SaveOurWater.com, a new site designed to help
Californians find ways to conserve at home and at work every day. The Lady Gaga PSA also marks the launch of a new public awareness
campaign from Save Our Water urging Californians to join the effort to undertake extraordinary conservation efforts.
State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Ensure Agencies and State Residents Increase Water Conservation
July 15, 2104 - In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board
approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase
water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement.
State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Assure Compliance with Water Rights Curtailment Orders
July 2, 2104 -- In response to the ongoing severe drought, the State Water Resources Control Board Wednesday approved an emergency regulation
to assure compliance with curtailment orders issued to protect senior water rights throughout the state.
Emergency Water Conservation Regulations for Timber Harvesters Enacted
July 2, 2014 -- In light of the unprecedented drought, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection adopted emergency regulations
to conserve water for fish habitat and drinking water for Californians. The regulations became effective June 19.