The Challenges of the 2014 Drought: Water Project Operations
2014 Drought Briefing
Sponsored by California Department of Water Resources and Water Education Foundation
2014 is one of California’s driest years on record, creating challenging hydrologic conditions for operations of the state and federal projects that move water across the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. This briefing offered participants the opportunity to learn how this drought is affecting water project operations and conditions in the Delta and the actions being taken in response to balance impacts to cities, farms, and the environment.
This free briefing was for anyone interested in understanding how this year’s extreme hydrology is affecting water project operations, including members of the media, elected officials, legislative aides, water district managers and board members, state and federal agency officials, city and county government officials, farmers, environmentalists, attorneys, consultants, engineers, business executives and public interest groups.
Topics addressed included:
- The present drought in comparison to past droughts
- Actions to implement measures in Governor Brown’s drought emergency proclamation
- Water project hydrologic and operational constraints
- Expected operational conditions this summer
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