Water Use Efficiency
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Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
About Water Use Efficiency
- Provides expertise to local agencies and individuals regarding agricultural and urban water and energy conservation, reclamation and reuse of water, land and water use, and drainage management.
- Manages the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), which collects data from over 140 automated weather stations throughout the State. CIMIS provides reference evapotranspiration (ETo) and weather data to the public for irrigation scheduling and other purposes such as water balance analyses, pest management, energy generation, fire fighting, weather forecasting, and scientific research.
- Assists in establishing mobile laboratories that conduct irrigation system evaluations.
- Carries out data analysis, demonstration projects, and research to achieve energy and water use efficiency.
- Provides loans and grants to make more efficient use of water and energy resources.
The Governor’s Drought State of Emergency Proclamation reporting for measure #2
- Water Shortage Emergency Rate Structures Webinar – Meeting Announcement (.pdf)
- Recording of Water Shortage Emergency Rate Structure Webinar
- Local urban water suppliers and municipalities are called upon to implement their local water shortage contingency plans immediately in order to avoid or forestall outright restrictions that could become necessary later in the drought season. Local water agencies should also update their legally required urban and agricultural water management plans, which help plan for extended drought conditions. The Department of Water Resources will make the status of these updates publicly available.
Agricultural Water Management Plans
Below is the status of the 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plan review as of July 16, 2014, including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.
- Plans not submitted - 12.
- Plans submitted - Requirements addressed - 33.
- Plans in progress or awaiting or under review - 10.
- Plans voluntarily submitted by agencies not required to report - 12.
- List of 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plans Received
- Printable Full Color Map of Agricultural Water Management Plan Compliance
- Printable Black and White (water suppliers shown in partial color) of Agricultural Water Management Plan Compliance
Urban Water Management PlansBelow is the status of the 2010 (submittal was extended to August 2011 by SB X7-7) Urban Water Management Plan review as of July 16, 2014, including a link to a list and the submittal status for each individual agency.
- Plans not submitted – 40
- Plans submitted – Requirements Addressed – 337
- Plans submitted – Awaiting or under Review - 2
- Plans submitted – Plan Reviewed, Status Pending - 21
- Plans submitted – requirements not addressed -39
- Plans voluntarily submitted by agencies not required to report - 11