Drought Information
DRB Drought Information

NEW! State Drought Watches Issued

Basin State Drought Information & Related Links

The DRBC is urging all water users to voluntarily curb water use in basin communities where drought watches and warnings have been issued, maximize water efficiency, and cooperate with all state-issued alerts.

DRBC Drought Information

DRBC Drought Plans and Dates of Drought in the Basin

Current DRBC Drought Status: NORMAL

The DRBC's drought management and operating plans are implemented based on the volume of storage available in several key reservoirs. To date in 2022, reservoir levels remain in the “normal” range and a drought watch has not been issued by the Commission. 

Based on the current dry conditions, reservoir levels are trending towards levels that could result in future implementation of DRBC drought management and operations plans. We are monitoring conditions closely and are communicating with our state and federal partners about this issue. Stay tuned for updates.

DRBC Drought Objectives

During drought conditions, the DRBC has several objectives:

  • Preserve Reservoir Storage

  • Manage the Salt Front

  • Complement State Drought Management Programs
Reservoir Storage
Salt Front
Real-time USGS Stream Flow Information

CFS = Cubic Feet per Second

State & Federal Drought Info

Basin State Drought Information & Related Links

Federal Drought Links


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"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." -- Benjamin Franklin

The DRBC believes water conservation should be a lifelong habit, not just during times of drought.

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