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Legislative Analyst Report Notes Drought Has Limited Statewide Economic Impact

The state Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) this week said the drought will have a limited statewide economic impact. “While the drought is affecting many Californians...

Governor Orders 25% Water Use Reduction, Calls for Increased Enforcement Statewide

Last week, as the early April survey found no snow at a key Sierra location for the first time in 75 years, the Governor...

Emergency Water Package Passes Legislature

A $1 billion emergency relief drought package passed the Legislature this week and was expected to be signed by the Governor. California has entered the...

Water Board Expands Emergency Rules; Emergency Drought Legislation Announced

With a fourth year of severe drought conditions looming, state water regulators this week expanded emergency water rules and the Governor and legislative leaders...

Board Hears from Food/Ag Secretary, Senator

Members of the CalChamber Board of Directors hear presentations from Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Senator...

Water Commission Chair Discusses Drought, Storage with CalChamber

Joseph Byrne, chair of the California Water Commission, gives an overview of the impact of the drought (now in its fourth year) and the...

CalChamber, Coalition Aim to Fix Aging Water System

The California Chamber of Commerce and a new coalition are working to promote the Governor’s proposed fix to the state’s aging water distribution system. The...

Light Snowpack Spotlights Need for Water Storage

The latest winter survey finding a “scant snowpack” and subsequent prediction that California’s drought will continue for the fourth consecutive year underline the state’s...

Low Snowpack Makes Fourth Consecutive Drought Year Likely

The second winter survey yesterday by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) found a “scant snowpack,” leading officials to predict that California’s drought will...