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The Blob: Wet or Dry Year in 2020?

The Blob is back in the Pacific Ocean. The Blob is a massive pool of water that is warmer than normal in the Pacific...

More Water in Sierra Snowpack This Year

More water is available in the Sierra snowpack this year than last due to the January storms, according to the state Department of Water...

End of Drought Emergency Gives Way to Conservation as ‘Way of Life’

Prohibitions on wasteful water practices will remain in force following the Governor’s ending the drought state of emergency he declared in January 2014. The drought...

State Snowpack Shows Big One-Month Gain

This month’s snow survey showed a huge increase in the snowpack from January, but state water officials are reminding Californians that precipitation could stop...

CalChamber Urges President to Sign Landmark Water Bill

December 16 Update: The President signed the water bill today. The California Chamber of Commerce is urging President Barack Obama to sign landmark federal water...

Majority of Water Suppliers Project Adequate Supplies for Dry Years

A majority of urban water suppliers in California are projecting they will have enough potable water to handle three additional years of drought, according...

State Urges Continued Water Savings as Statewide Rate Drops

While one state water entity voiced concern this week about a decline in the statewide water savings rate, a second kicked off a campaign...

Water Storage Flexibility, Conservation Get Committee Review

Stan Van Vleck, co-chair of the CalChamber Water Committee, and Valerie Nera, CalChamber policy advocate for water, get an update on the status of...

Californians Boost Water Savings Rate, Keep Water Use Low

The average statewide water conservation rate doubled between February and March, according to the State Water Resources Control Board. Californians conserved 24.3% in March 2016,...

Assembly Committee Rejects Bills to Expedite Water Supply Solutions

Legislation that aimed to speed construction of a project to expand the state’s ability to store water in wet times for use in dry...

Drought-Proof Water Supply Bill Pending in Assembly Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that sets a state goal to promote desalination is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Water, Parks and...

CalChamber Backs Bills to Speed Water Supply Solutions

The California Chamber of Commerce is supporting a number of bills to expedite and reduce costs for water storage facilities, drought mitigation measures and...

State’s Long-Term Water Outlook Still Cloudy After Dry February

State water officials continue to encourage Californians to keep conserving as a warm and dry February left the statewide snowpack below the average for...

State Extends Water Restrictions

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) decided on February 2 to extend California’s May 2015 Emergency Regulation restrictions on urban water use through...

Drought Outlook Brighter; Conservation Mandate Continues

December snow and rain helped brighten California’s water outlook as the new year began, but the drought deficit is far from being filled. Even while...

CalChamber Committee Reviews State/Federal Drought Activity

The CalChamber Water Committee takes a closer look during its December 3 meeting at state regulatory actions related to the drought, courtesy of Rami...

CalChamber Urges Congress to Craft, Pass Comprehensive Drought Legislation

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of Western farmers, ranchers and businesses, as well as urban, suburban and rural residents, are urging...