SOURCE: CA Department of Water Resources

CA Department of Water Resources

March 04, 2009 12:41 ET

DWR and USBR Schedule Urban Drought Workshops

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announce three March workshops to help urban water suppliers address continuing dry conditions.

The workshops will help suppliers review and revise their drought water usage plans and prepare for rationing, if necessary. At each workshop, guest speakers will share local experiences, challenges, and solutions in coping with water shortages in their regions. The meetings are a continuation of similar workshops hosted by the two water agencies last year.

Workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. and end by 3 p.m.

                                  March 16
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                      Santa Clara Valley Water District
                          5750 Almaden Expressway
                             San Jose, CA 95118

                                  March 18
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                        Sonoma County Water Agency
                            404 Aviation Blvd.
                           Santa Rosa, CA 95403

                                  March 23
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                      Inland Empire Utilities Agency
                            6075 Kimball Avenue
                              Chino, CA 91708

More information and directions to the workshops are posted on the DWR Web site at http://www.owue.water.ca.gov/.

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.