The drought’s severity has not escaped public attention, with some 94 percent of voters calling the situation “serious” in a recent Field Poll.
As this natural disaster retains its grip, local, state and federal officials are hunkering down by extending existing drought-response actions and developing new ones to grapple with unprecedented challenges. What is the outlook for 2015 and what impacts can we expect on water operations, the environment, fire response, agriculture and water conservation?
These crucial issues will be the focus of a special 2015 drought briefing
featuring local, state and federal officials. The free event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. The briefing will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. There is no cost to attend but participants must register online
The event is sponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources, the California State Association of Counties, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the League of California Cities, the California Farm Water Coalition, the California Farm Bureau Federation, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Office of Emergency Services and Cal Fire.
For more information, see www.acwa.com
or contact Paula Currie at (916) 441-4545.