Drought Information

The severe drought impacting California has been especially harsh in the North Coast. Long-term weather predictions show the drought may become worse through the end of April. Water levels in Lake Mendocino, which feeds the Russian River, are at some of the lowest levels on record.

The drought has prompted several jurisdictions across the North Coast to set mandatory water restrictions. More mandatory restrictions are likely to follow.

Below is a list of jurisdictions that has imposed mandatory water restrictions.

The City of Healdsburg has declared a water shortage emergency and set a goal to cut water use by 20% from last year.

For more information: http://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=397

The City of Cloverdale has declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency and is requiring customers to reduce water consumption by 25%.

For more information: http://www.cloverdale.net/documentcenter/view/1535

The City of Rohnert Park has declared a Interim Urgency Ordinance, and is asking its residents to continue to conserve water. Our region is working to achieve a 16%-20% reduction in water us.

For more information: http://www.ci.rohnert-park.ca.us/index.aspx?page=538

The City of Windsor has declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage Emergency and is requiring customers to reduce water consumption by 20%.

For more information: http://www.townofwindsor.com/index.aspx?nid=932

The Brooktrails Township Community Services District has declared a water emergency and has limited water use by each Brooktrails customer to 110 gallons.

For more information: http://www.btcsd.org/

City of St. Helena has instituted a Phase 2 water emergency imposing mandatory rationing on residential customers and requiring them to cut water use by 10 percent from last year. Residential users are being allowed 65 gallons of water per person per day.

For more information: http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us/watershortage

The City of Calistoga has imposed a Stage 2 water emergency which will be enforced beginning March 1st. The City is requiring mandatory water conservation measures with a conservation goal of 20% from last year’s water levels. Restrictions include residential outdoor irrigation only on certain days; washing sidewalks or driveways.

For more information: Calistoga Staff Report

The City of Napa has enacted emergency drought regulations. Water customers are prohibited from water-wasting actions and violators may be subject to escalating penalties of $100, $200, and $500.

For more information: http://www.cityofnapa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1992:emergency-drought-regulations&catid=52:latest&Itemid=30

Water Conservation:

The Sonoma County Water Agency has multiple conservation programs and incentives. A limited number of high-efficiency fixture retrofits (such as low flush toilets or low flow shower heads) are available at no cost. See the Sonoma County Water Agency for more water saving tips.


This webpage will be updated as more jurisdictions enact mandatory water restrictions.