Water Conservation

Folsom Lake


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On April 1st, 2015, Governor Brown announced an Executive Order mandating drought restrictions (PDF 3.4M) to save water and streamline government response.

With these restrictions in mind, the library has created a page of local, state, and federal governmental drought and water resources.

Saving Water

Government Agencies




  • US Drought Portal - The Farm Service Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and the U.S. Forest Service are just a few federal agencies that contribute to the NIDIS. See how the drought affects your area by entering your zip code into the drought meter.
  • Disaster and Drought Information from the United States Department of Agriculture website has information on drought issues across the nation and by county. The site features a list of all states and the counties affected by drought. All 58 counties of California have detailed information listed.


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