Vallecitos' wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority, declares the drought over in San Diego County.
Record-setting winter precipitation in the Northern Sierra, heavy local rainfall and significant snowpack in the upper Colorado River basin, prompted Vallecitos' wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority’s (SDCWA's) Board to declare an end to drought conditions in the region on January 26, 2017. The Board resolution also calls on Gov. Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board to rescind the statewide emergency water-use regulation for areas of California that are no longer in drought conditions. The state’s current emergency drought regulation is set to expire on February 28, 2017, and the State Board is expected to decide whether to extend that regulation on February 8, 2017.
SDCWA's supply forecast has continued to significantly improve with recent wet winter conditions and more importantly, the water content of snow in the Sierra Nevada, a prime water source for much of the state. Vallecitos' Board will be meeting on February 15, 2017 to consider ending the local drought condition. But regardless of the drought conditions, conservation is now a permanent way of life in California and Vallecitos encourages all residents to continue to live a water-efficient lifestyle.