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Briefing on Drought Impacts to Water Supplies and the Environment

By June 11, 2021News, News & Info

Friday, June 11, 1-2:30 p.m.

Featuring remarks by:

  • Ernest A. Conant, Regional Director, California-Great Basin Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Jeff Harris, Councilmember, City of Sacramento
  • Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, Sacramento County

The Regional Water Authority is hosting a special briefing for RWA Board Members, water managers and local elected leaders on projected drought impacts on the region’s water supplies and environment, and the drought-related actions underway by local water providers.

Key facts:

  • This year’s near-average snowpack evaporated or soaked into the soil rather than flowing into Folsom Reservoir.
  • Folsom Reservoir storage levels are lower than historic drought conditions in 2014 and 2015.
  • Conditions are projected to have severe impacts on the environment of the Lower American River, including the potential to lose a generation of steelhead trout.
  • Water supplies are currently in good shape thanks to groundwater banking; however, continued dry conditions into 2022 would be concerning.

Join us to learn more about conditions, local actions and what you can do to help.


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