Monday November 28, 2022


A lot has changed for California’s reservoirs over the last five years.

In April 2017, then-Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order that declared California’s drought state of emergency over in most counties (Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne counties were initially excluded).

The emergency order had been in place since 2014 following several years of historic drought conditions. The drought and the emergency order changed the way California viewed its scarce water resources and led to statewide efforts to revamp and revitalize the way it used the precious commodity.

Counties across the state developed their own plans to reduce water usage and many California residents did their part to make water conservation a part of every day life.

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