At its April 13 meeting, the SFWMD Governing Board issued a water shortage warning for all 16 counties in the District in response to falling water levels and extremely dry conditions that are expected to linger. The most beneficial conservation practice for South Florida residents is to follow mandatory year-round landscape irrigation conservation measures listed on this page.
Water Shortage Order No. 2017-026-DAO-WS:
Water Shortage Warning for all Use Classes… [more…]
Source: A Look at What’s in Store for California Water in 2017
We don’t know what kind of water year it will be yet, but there are already some big story lines that look set to develop throughout the year and key areas of focus we’ll continue covering. The California Department of Water Resources conducts its first manual snow survey. The survey, on Jan. 3, 2017 at Phillips Station, took
Recent rain and snowfall conditions have us all hoping 2017 may be a wet year and offer a break in our six-year drought. But whether the drought is broken or not, Californians must act this year to achieve more sustainable long-term water management.
California operates at a water deficit. Even in wet years, we use more surface and groundwater than is replenished by rainfall. It is not sustainable. The recently … [more…]
Full article: California drought: First snow survey of the year 
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, crosses a snow covered meadow as he performs the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The survey showed the snowpack at 130 percent of normal for this site at this time