San Luis Reservoir

San Luis Reservoir in Central California is nearly dry.

California steps up its drought management efforts

California officials prepare for third-straight year of drought.    

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has mobilized a new drought management effort to prepare for and reduce potential impacts of what is expected to be a third straight dry year in 2014.

DWR Director Mark Cowin said the department is focusing its personnel and programs “to offset potentially devastating impacts to citizen health, well-being and our economy.”

Cowin appointed Bill Croyle to lead the effort as department drought manager. Croyle has 30 years of exp

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