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Water levels in California are at historic lows.

The Governor’s Office, and many water agencies across the state are taking definitive action to promote conservation.

Please consider conserving water whenever possible. Drought tolerate landscaping ideas and suggestions for saving water around the home can be found at"


Water purveyors throughout the state are preparing for the upcoming drought, and urge customers to be mindful of their water use. According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the state’s current snowpack is approximately 33% of normal for this date in the Northern Sierra, 40% for Central Sierra, and 17% for Southern Sierra (as of April 20, 2021; check the DWR website for updates). As California’s reservoir conditions vary throughout the state (check here for updates), it is important that we all do our part to secure sufficient water supplies for the community.

Lake County has experienced many periods of drought and weather extremes, due to climate change, which will continue to occur more frequently. We urge the community to make water efficiency a way of life to help us prepare for these events and provide our firefighters with enough resources during emergencies. As we move into the hotter, summer months, the HVLCSD will continue to monitor its water availability and will keep its customers informed as the situation changes.


So what can you do to help?

  • Find and fix leaks (sign up for EyeOnWater, if available)
  • Water plants in the evening
  • Take shorter showers
  • Use your fruit- and vegetable-washing water to feed plants
  • Install California-friendly landscapes
  • Use high-efficiency appliances