The California Drought Timeline

CFWC Statement on End of Drought

CFWC Statement on End of Drought

“Today the Governor declared an end to California’s drought and his administration issued plans to permanently entrench many of the drought restrictions and water use...

It takes water to grow food

It takes water to grow food

It takes water to grow food Are we really using too much water to grow food in California? The simple fact is that it takes...

Reservoir Levels Map

Reservoir Levels Map

California Data Exchange Center – Reservoirs Californians rely on reservoirs to provide the water we need to grow food, improve ecosystems, invest in jobs, and...

FAQs About Proposition One

FAQs About Proposition One

Can we afford it?
How can we be sure the money will be well spent for what’s been promised?
How were the priorities for funding chosen?
Will the interests of rural and Northern California communities be protected?
How does the Delta benefit from Proposition One?
What will Proposition One do to help California prepare for climate change?
Which new dams will be built if Proposition One passes?

Proposition One: What You Need to Know

Proposition One: What You Need to Know

The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition One on the Ballot November 4) authorizes $7.12 billion in general obligation bonds for the following

August 5, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

August 5, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

California Needs to Modernize its Water Infrastructure to Grow, Not Shrink, our Agricultural Output. California’s agricultural industry provides jobs and economic activity and plays a crucial role in global food production. But this position is at risk due to the drought and unreliable water infrastructure.

June 12, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

June 12, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

This new fact sheet from the CFWC provides an update on impacts of the 2014 drought. The impacts of the 2014 drought are likely to be much worse than in 2009 – with socio-economic impacts up to 50% more severe.

May 22, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

May 22, 2014 Drought Fact Sheet

On May 19, 2014, UC Davis released a preliminary drought economic impacts report that projects 410,000 acres of fallowed farmland, 14,500 job losses and a $1.7 billion hit to California’s agricultural economy.

3/18/14: Estimate of unplanted acres jumps to 800,000; consumers expected to feel impacts

3/18/14: Estimate of unplanted acres jumps to 800,000; consumers expected to feel impacts

The California Farm Water Coalition has upgraded its estimate of acres farmers will leave idle this year to 800,000 acres, up from 500,000, because of a lack of water.

"Farmers are still waiting to the last minute to determine their planting schedules this year in hopes that the water situation will improve," said Mike Wade, Coalition Executive Director. "But if dry conditions continue the number of unplanted acres will go up and as each day passes the prospects of returning to a normal water year evaporates."

2/21/14: Zero Allocation Result of Drought, Broken Water Supply System

2/21/14: Zero Allocation Result of Drought, Broken Water Supply System

"Today's announcement by the Bureau of Reclamation of a zero water allocation for millions of acres of California farmland was not unexpected. The announcement also underscores how broken the state's water supply system has become and that significant policy decisions and investments must be made to assure food production is a viable part of California's future.

Fixing our Aging Water System

We’re all concerned about the quality of the food we feed our families.   Having a variety of fresh, locally grown choices at the grocery...

Print Friendly