Drought over? San Juan Water District says yes
San Juan Water District says yes.
GRANITE BAY, Calif. (KCRA) — The San Juan Water District is calling on the governor to rescind California’s drought emergency declaration.
The district argued the state should no longer be under a drought emergency because of the exceptional rainfall totals this season.
That means customers are still prohibited from wasting water, but there aren’t any specific conservation targets.
“With wetter-than-normal conditions in the Sacramento Valley beginning in 2016, the State was no longer experiencing a statewide drought emergency,” said San Juan Water District Board president Ken Miller.
“Our customers did a fantastic job of reducing their water use when the drought threatened our supplies in 2014 and into 2015.
"As the governor said in a press conference on Feb. 24, he will consider whether to rescind the statewide drought emergency declaration at the end of the rainy season.
Among the factors he’ll consider are precipitation, reservoir, snowpack and groundwater levels," Barnum said.
The board said it would revisit the regulation in May and consider repealing it based on a more complete picture of water supply conditions at the end of the rainy season."