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Summary

California is prone to multi-year droughts. Diverse, coordinated approaches are needed to stretch our water supply, ensure safe drinking water for at-risk communities, and protect the natural environment during dry periods. This brief describes the major effects of drought, and outlines adaptation strategies to manage them.

This publication is part of a briefing kit that summarizes 13 of the state’s most pressing water management issues.

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Drought Freshwater Ecosystems Water Supply Water, Land & Air