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Drought Status

To report a violation of the water use restrictions, please use the Public Water Use Violation Reporting form.

Del Oro is closely monitoring the status of the drought. This page will be updated as we get additional news regarding specific water supplies in each District.


With his April 21, 2021 and May 10, 2021 proclamations, Governor Newsom has declared a drought emergency in 41 counties. While these proclamations do not yet call for mandatory residential drought restrictions, Del Oro is asking its customers to voluntarily conserve to maintain water supplies for the health and safety of all customers.



District-Specific Information

Please select your District for specific rules, regulations, and information:

Arbuckle Lime Saddle
Benbow Magalia (Account numbers beginning with 004 only)
Black Butte Metropolitan
Buzztail Mt. Lassen
California Pines Paradise Pines (Account numbers beginning with 002 only)
County Estates River Island
Ferndale Stirling Bluffs
Hat Creek Strawberry
Johnson Park Traver
Larkspur Meadows Tulare

Current Statewide Status

On April 21, 2021, Governor Newsom declared a drought emergency for Mendoncino and Sonoma Counties due to drought conditions in the Russian River Watershed. While no Del Oro districts are located in those counties, Del Oro asks its customers to use water wisely as always. Click here for the April 21, 2021 proclamation.

On May 10, 2021, Governor Newsom expanded his April 21, 2021 emergency declaration to include Klamath River, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and Tulare Lake Watershed counties. A total of 41 counties have now been placed under a drought emergency declaration. Click here for the May 10, 2021 proclamation.

The following counties having Del Oro districts are now under drought emergency, customers are asked to conserve water:

  • Butte (Paradise Pines, Lime Saddle, Magalia, Stirling Bluffs, Buzztail)
  • Colusa (Arbuckle)
  • Fresno (Metropolitan)
  • Glenn (Black Butte)
  • Humboldt (Ferndale, Benbow)
  • Kern (Country Estates)
  • Shasta (Johnson Park, Mt. Lassen, Hat Creek)
  • Tehama (Larkspur Meadows)
  • Tulare (California Pines, River Island, Tulare, Traver)

A map of current drought conditions can be found at The National Drought Mitigation Center's US Drought Monitor website

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