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 years, 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 Association 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 information is published on California’s DWR website.