Drought: Cal. giving workshops for rural water providers

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California is bracing for another year of drought, which, if it happens, will create a 4-year drought.

According to CalMatters, the state’s recorded history shows that six previous droughts have lasted four or more yearsOpens in a new tab., with two of them in the past 35 years.

Rural users are obviously impacted by these conditions. With the 2022 water year ending, the California Department of Water Resources and the Rural Water AssociationOpens in a new tab. are teaming up to provide workshops for rural water operators and system managers of private, public and tribal systems. The workshops are free and in-person.

The workshops will cover:

  • Drought Background, Preparedness, and Response;
  • Groundwater; and
  • Water Conservation and Shortage Contingency Planning.

Information about financial and technical assistance will be given.

Three workshops are scheduled for November: November 1 in Ventura, November 2 in Palmdale and November 22 in San Diego. Registration informationOpens in a new tab. is published on California’s DWR website.


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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November 4, 2022 1:55 pm
I applaud the efforts of those doing the workshops. I wish them well, I hope it is knowledge that is sought and passed on. I hope it helps.

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