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Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Dam and reservoir with a low water level

The California Water Code requires the District to prepare an updated Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) every five years, though the plan can also be amended at any time. The WSCP defines water shortage levels and identifies corresponding response actions and procedures for reducing demand for water during mild to severe droughts or other water shortage conditions. 

An amended 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan was adopted by the Board of Directors on January 9, 2024. The plan provides a comprehensive program of water conservation and enforcement measures to preserve the District’s water supply during water shortage conditions. The water shortage stages will be enacted by declaration of the District’s Board of Directors. Corresponding actions identified in the Water Shortage Contingency Plan, at each stage, will significantly reduce the consumption of water, thereby preserving and extending the available water supply for District customers while reducing hardship on the community to the greatest extent possible during any period of water supply shortage.