News Release: California Department of Water Resources Announces Initial Water Supply Estimate for 2014
From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):
“The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today [Nov. 20] announced an initial allocation of five percent of requested deliveries to State Water Project (SWP) contractors in calendar year 2014. The initial allocation is a conservative estimate of what DWR expects it can deliver as a percentage of the total amount requested by the public water agencies that contract for SWP deliveries.
“‘We hope things improve with this winter’s storms,’” said DWR Director Mark Cowin, ‘but there is no guarantee that 2014 won’t be our third consecutive dry year. Today’s allocation is a stark reminder that California’s fickle weather demands that we make year-round conservation a way of life.’”