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Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 28, 2022 ... Highlights · California's agricultural sector is the nation's largest, but water is a concern · A fast-paced drought—fueled by climate change—is ...


What If California’s Drought Continues?

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

During droughts, California relies on water stored in surface reservoirs and especially groundwater basins to help offset shortfalls in precipitation. This ...

Fact Sheet

Droughts in California

By Jeffrey Mount, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan

Yet one dry year does not constitute a drought. Water stored in the state's reservoirs and groundwater basins protect against individual dry years. Droughts ...


Policy Priorities for Managing Drought

By Ellen Hanak, Jay Lund, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle ...

California is entering a fourth year of severe drought, with water scarcity affecting urban and agricultural water users throughout the state. Low flows and ...

Fact Sheet

Water Use in California

By Ellen Hanak, Jeffrey Mount

At the height of the 2012‒16 drought, the state also reduced water allocations for the environment to reserve some supplies for farms and cities.