Limited water supply, restrictions on use, and higher costs may be in store for next year if the state’s drought conditions persist.

By Michael G. Romey, Cody M. Kermanian, and Lucas I. Quass

This year has been critically dry and hot for California, resulting in déjà vu as the federal and state governments reinstituted drought conservation measures not seen since former California Governor Jerry Brown declared an end to the last drought in 2017. This blog post summarizes the key federal and state actions that have been taken to address California’s drought over the past year, along with potential implications for 2022.