After two exceptionally dry winters, California is once again experiencing drought conditions. Furthermore, global climate change intensifies drought, as increasing winter and summer temperatures dry out soils, exacerbating drought impacts in our state. These circumstances can impact local residents with localized water restrictions, water rate increases, and even access to affordable produce. These uncertainties, coupled with the COVID-19 financial crisis, place additional hardship on those members of your community who are already vulnerable.
Since our last major drought in 2012–2016, California has implemented vital improvements to state water policies and procedures, including the new CA Water Resilience Portfolio. With most snowfall and rain occurring between November and April, the upcoming wet season will be a key indicator of the measures that will need to be taken in response to the drought if we experience another drier than normal season.
To help community leaders prepare, WELL will host a panel discussion showcasing subject matter experts who will share recommendations about the steps that can be implemented now to help navigate the current drought. Learning about these action items can help to mitigate the financial hardships your community may experience during any prolonged period of drought.
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