DWR First State Water Project Allocation Is Zero

The Department of Water Resources says its initial State Water Project allocation is zero percent.

Given the unprecedented drought conditions according to DWR, the initial allocation will focus on the health and safety needs for 2022 of the 29 water agencies that contract to receive SWP supplies.

And the DWR says it will not plan water deliveries through its typical allocation process until the state has a clearer picture of the hydrologic and reservoir conditions going into the spring.

The lowest initial allocations were 5% in 2010 and 2014.

Last year, the initial SWP allocation was 10%, however due to increasing dry conditions, the final allocation was lowered to 5%.