California Drought Resources

In the midst of historic drought, California’s academic institutions serve as a tremendous resource both in offering everything from near-term management advice to farmers and ranchers to the innovative work being carried out by researchers on a vast array of issues from drought resistant crops to snow sensors to climate change. 

Below are a list of various drought resources:

California Institute of Water Resources (Website)

  • Drought-related events
  • Drought information and resources
  • Drought experts list
  • Media coverage featuring our experts

Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation and Management (PDF)

  • Landscape Irrigation Management - An Overview
  • The "Walk-Through" System Inspection
  • System Precipitation Rate and Distribution Uniformity
  • Catch Can Tests
  • Water Use of Turfgrass and Landscape Plant Materials
  • Irrigation Schedules: Station Run Times
  • Irrigation Frequency
  • Centralized and Smart Irrigation Controllers
  • Meeting Water Budgets and Setting Priorities