Blog: California State Water Resources Control Board’s draft emergency regulations likely to lead to curtailment for Delta watershed water users
California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) is currently experiencing one of the driest years in recorded history. The US Drought Monitor recently classified large portions of the Delta Watershed as being in a state of “Exceptional Drought,” while the remaining portions are in a state of “Extreme Drought.” The California Nevada River Forecast Center also provides information that the to-date flows in nearly all streams in the watershed are between 20 and 40 percent of the annual average. As a result, the water supplies for many users in the region are in jeopardy.
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