As the California drought continues, new state regulations have been put into effect. Among the changes are outdoor watering prohibitions mandated by the California Water Resources Control Board, as well as new groundwater management laws.
Here in the Mojave Desert, the drought didn’t take our region by surprise. With an average annual rainfall of less than six inches, resource management is critical. The Mojave Water Agency, working with community partners like AWAC, has carefully managed the region’s groundwater supplies through conservation, key water purchases, and an aggressive groundwater recharge program. While the High Desert region has enough supply to sustain the population for the next several years without any imported water, conservation efforts are more important than ever before as the drought continues. That is why residents, businesses, schools, and farmers are being asked to ramp up their conservation practices to save more water. Are you doing your part?