California Institute for Water Resources
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California Institute for Water Resources

California Drought Resources

Snow cover in California between 2013 and 2014
In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource both in offering everything from near-term management advice to farmers and ranchers to the innovative work being carried out by researchers on a vast array of issues from drought resistant crops to snow sensors to climate change. 

These pages are being continuously updated as we work to bring the resources of the state’s universities and colleges to a broad range of communities.

Follow us on Twitter @ucanrwater for drought-related news and updates. 


“As California faces its worst drought in decades, water supply and quality for agricultural, urban, and environmental systems has become one of our biggest challenges. UC's California Institute for Water Resources is vital to integrating California’s research, extension, and education programs to help mitigate the current problem and develop practical long-term solutions.”

Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture 
Secretary John Laird, California Natural Resources Agency

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