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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association: ‘We May Be Heading into Yet Another Year of Low Rainfall’


The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Drought Preparedness Campaign:

Lake Mendocino, during the last drought, 2013. [Picture provided by Evan Johnson]

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for all you have done to reduce water use! We are moving into the driest part of the year, the drought has deepened, and our reservoirs are losing storage volume at a rapid rate, so please redouble your efforts to use water efficiently, especially outdoors where most residential water is used. Unfortunately, the message to conserve is not reaching everyone. Please help by posting on social media; talking to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers; picking up a free yard sign; and getting a free water saving kit at the Drought Drop By 9 AM to Noon at Lucky’s in Ukiah on August 21 (details attached).

The current drought is not the only reason to conserve. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), we may be heading into yet another year of low rainfall: “The punishing drought conditions afflicting most of California are expected to endure for months, climate experts … said Thursday. There is a 60% chance, NOAA experts said, of a La Niña event this winter — conditions that would likely bring about a cool and very dry winter.” (SF Chronicle, 7/15/21)

Make water conservation a way of life, for now and for the future.

For tips on how to conserve:


  • Get a FREE water saving kit at the Drought Bucket Event on August 21, 8 AM to Noon at Lucky’s in Ukiah. Come early, supplies are limited.
  • MCRCD still has ~100 signs for the front yard that promote water conservation. If you would like one, please respond to this email and let us know.
  • Starting soon, the Mendocino County Water Agency will begin sending out these weekly drought emails, which will feature more news and updates, as well as enhanced content.
  • To view the previous weekly drought messages, go to

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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Paying it By Ears: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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