Drought Resources

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Resources for Households
As we enter Spring and Summer of 2018 it is more important than ever for every Californian to do their part to help conserve water.  Water is one of California's most precious natural resources.  Here in Yolo County we'd like to ask as many residents as possible to help Save Our Water.  Below are some links to informational websites that can help you learn more ways to save water:
City of Davis 
City of West Sacramento 
City of Winters 
City of Woodland
UC Davis


Resources for Farmers & Ranchers

Agriculture-related disasters and disaster designations are quite common. One-half to two-thirds of the counties in the United States have been designated as disaster areas in each of the past several years, even in years of record crop production. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to designate counties as disaster areas to make emergency loans (EM) to producers suffering losses in those counties and in counties that are contiguous to a designated county. In addition to EM eligibility, other emergency assistance programs, such as Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster assistance programs, have historically used disaster designations as an eligibility requirement trigger. The FSA streamlined the USDA Disaster Designation process to make assistance more readily available to those in need.


Resources for Local Jurisdictions and Special Districts

Several Counties, Cities and local water districts have already declared a drought emergency. If your local government or water district needs to declare a drought emergency, customizable templates are below. You will also find customizable voluntary conservation resolution templates below. 

Helpful Links

State  Federal 
 Water Use Reduction Plan   Actions to Help Respond to the Drought - Fact Sheet
 Weekly Drought Updates  NWS - Drought Information Resources
 Governor's Office of Planning & Research       NWS - Today's Weather Story
 CA Public Health Drinking Water  
 Reservoirs Status  


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