The Sierra snowpack as of Feb. 26 stood at a measly 19 percent of average, matching the previous low set during the infamous 1976-77 drought. What’s more, new figures from the State Water Board show that Californians cut water use only by 8.8 percent this January compared to last year, the lowest conservation figure in months. Against this troubling backdrop, the Bay Area Council’s Water Subcommittees on Drought Awareness and Project Prioritization are meeting today (March 6) at member companies AT&T and Goldman Sachs to develop policy recommendations to improve the region’s water security. The subcommittee recommendations will be discussed at the next full Water Committee meeting on March 27. To engage with the Bay Area Council Water Committee, please contact Policy Director Adrian Covert.

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