What is a drought?
A drought is a condition that occurs when the precipitation is below normal for some extended period of time. Droughts are not rare; they are a natural recurring feature of the climate. Though they vary significantly from one region to another; they occur in virtually all climate zones. Learn more about California water resources and how to be more efficient.

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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?