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Drought Information

2016 Water Conservation Regulations

State Water Resources Control Board - Water Conservation Portal
Find general Information regarding water conservation, executive order conservation initiatives, where and how to report water waste and get more water conservation tips.

Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions Issued May 09, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) shall, as soon as practicable, adjust emergency water conservation regulations through the end of January 2017 in recognition of the differing water supply conditions across the state. To prepare for the possibility of another dry winter, the Water Board shall also develop, by January 2017, a proposal to achieve a mandatory reduction in potable urban water usage that builds off of the mandatory 25% reduction called for in Executive Order B-29-15 and lessons learned through 2016.
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Governor Brown issues Executive Order on May 09, 2016 that permanently restricts that all Californian's from:

  • Using potable water to wash sidewalks and driveways

  • Allowing runoff when irrigating with potable water

  • Using hoses with no shutoff nozzles to wash cars

  • Using potable water in decorative water features that do not recirculate the water

  • Irrigating outdoors during and within 48 hours following measureable rainfall

  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians, and

  • Irrigation with potable water outside of newly constructed homes and buildings that is inconsistent with regulations or other requirements established by the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Water Conservation Regulations Press Release
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaces the prior percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a localized 'stress test' approach that mandates urban water suppliers act now to ensure at least a three year supply of water to their customers under drought conditions. Click for more information...

Water Conservation Regulations Facts
The adopted regulation establishes standards with locally developed conservation standards based upon each agency's specific circumstances. The regulation now requires individual urban water suppliers to self-certify the level of the available water supplies they have assuming three additional dry years, and the level of conservation necessary to assure adequate supply over that time. Click to continue reading...

Water Conservation Regulations FAQ
On May 9, 2016, Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order directing actions aimed at using water wisely, reducing water waste, and improving water use efficiency. The Executive Order, in part, directs the State Water Board to extend the emergency regulations for urban water conservation through the end of January 2017. Click to continue reading...

Water Conservation Information

DWR Residential Turf & Toilet Replacement Program
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is offering a rebate program for removing turf and replacing it with low water using landscapes at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response, as well as rebate program for replacing toilets at California single-family residences. Click here to visit the program's website...

Mobile Irrigation Lab
The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County offers irrigation evaluations at NO COST to growers. Contact an irrigation technician to schedule a Mobile Irrigation Lab appointment: (530) 527-3013 x102 or tcrcd@tehamacountyrcd.org or click here to view the brochure...

Water Conservation Tips
Entering a fourth year of a historic drought, these tips can help reduce water usage indoors and outdoors. Click to continue reading...

Save Our Water
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use. Created in 2009 as a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources, the program offers ideas and inspiration for permanently reducing water use – regardless of whether California is in a drought. Click to continue reading...

Save Our Water

Domestic Well Information

If your domestic well has gone dry, please contact:

Ryan Teubert
(530) 385-1462
Tehama County Flood Control
and Water Resources Manager
or Sergeant Rod Daugherty
(530) 529-7900
Tehama County Sheriff's Office
OES Manager

Dry Domestic Well Call Sheet - Intake Form
This form is for use by local, state or tribal and federal agencies receiving calls from individuals not served by a public water system experiencing problems with water supply. Click to view the form...

My Well Has Gone Dry (Brochure)
What are some early signs that my well may go dry? What might cause my pump and well to have problems or go dry? My well has 'gone dry,' how do I begin to address the problem? What can I expect by contacting local authorities? Click here for the answers to these and many more questions...

Proactive Domestic Well Owner (Brochure)
What does it mean to be a proactive owner of a domestic well? What are the basic components of a domestic well water system and how does it all work? What information do I need to foresee a potential water supply problem? Click here for the answers to these and many more questions...

Where Does My Domestic Water Come From? (Brochure)
What does the groundwater basin where I pump groundwater look like? How is the groundwater recharged or refilled in the groundwater basin? How many groundwater wells are there and where are we pumping our water from? Click here for the answers to these and many more questions...

USDA CA Drought Assistance
Rural Development, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), delivers a number of programs to help improve the quality of life in rural communities throughout the nation. These programs may also help rural communities, businesses and individuals impacted by California’s ongoing drought conditions. Click for more information...

Office of Sustainable Water Solutions Newsletter - October 2016
The Office of Sustainable Water Solutions (Office) was established on March 27, 2015 as a result of the Governor signing Assembly Bill 92. The Office is part of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board), Division of Financial Assistance (DFA).

The Office was created to promote permanent and sustainable drinking water and wastewater treatment solutions to ensure effective and efficient provision of safe, clean, affordable, and reliable drinking water and wastewater treatment services, focusing on addressing financial and technical assistance needs, particularly for small disadvantaged communities. Click to read the newsletter or view more newsletters here...

Additional Links

Department of Water Resources Groundwater Information Center
The Groundwater Information Center is DWR's portal for groundwater information, groundwater management plans, water well basics, and statewide and regional reports, maps and figures.

University of California Cooperative Extension - Groundwater Information
The University of California's 64 Cooperative Extension (UCCE) offices are local problem-solving centers. More than 400 campus-based specialists and county-based farm, home, and youth advisors work as teams to bring the University's research-based information to Californians.


Updated: Friday March 27, 2020