Amador Water Agency

California’s Drought Emergency Expanded To Include Amador County

Amador County is one of 41 counties included in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s expanded drought emergency declaration that now affects most of Northern California and the Central Valley.

“We’re taking urgent action to address acute water supply shortfalls in northern and central California while also building our water resilience to safeguard communities in the decades ahead,” said Gov. Newsom in an announcement on Monday.

Gov. Newsom didn’t issue any mandatory drought conservation measures, as former Governor Jerry Brown did during the last drought.

Amador Water Agency Directors and staff are keeping a close watch on Amador County’s water supply, impacts of the current dry season, and potential state actions to address the issue.