When was California’s last major drought?
California's last major drought was from 1987 to 1992. Governor Brown declared another drought emergency in January of 2014. Visit Aquafornia for more information.


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1. What is a drought?
2. What differentiates a normal rainfall year from a dry year?
3. What were typical reductions in urban water use during the last drought?
4. When was California’s last major drought?
5. How do droughts affect groundwater use?