Drought Status

Vallejo Drought Status = State & Local Mandated Water Reductions

Click HERE to view Governor Brown's April 1, 2015 Executive Order addressing new Emergency Water Conservation measures. 

Click HERE to view the City's Outdoor Water Use Restriction Resolution signed August 26, 2014.


The State of California Office of Administrative Law approved the State Water Resource Control Board's new regulation further restricting water use in response to the ongoing drought.  This emergency regulatory action, which places requirements on both citizens and water agencies, became effective on March 27, 2015 and will expire on December 23, 2015.

New restrictions include:

1. Watering outdoor landscaping during and within 48 hours after measurable rainfall is now specifically prohibited.

2. Public places where food or drink are served or purchased are prohibited from serving drinking water other than upon request.

3. Operators of hotels and motels are required to prominently display notice in each guestroom that guests have the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily.

Restrictions also in-force, and include:            

1.  No outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water is permitted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except for drip irrigation, soaker hoses and hand watering.

2. The application of potable water to outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff such that water flows onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, parking lots, or structures is prohibited.

3. The application of potable water to driveways and sidewalks is prohibited, except where necessary to address an immediate health and safety need or to comply with a term or condition in a permit issued by a state or federal agency.

4. The use of potable water in a fountain or other decorative feature is prohibited, except where the water is part of a recirculating system.

Pending Restrictions:

City staff is currently preparing proposed actions to limit the number of days of watering, based on the City's adopted Water Shortage Contingency Plan, for Council consideration on April 28, 2015.

Wasteful Water Use Hot-Line
Call to report water restriction violations 

State Reservoir Levels

Res levels

The red lines shown above reflect the historical average water level associated with reservoirs located throughout the state.

Dry Lake bed

Many communities throughout the state are looking
for new, long term, sources of drinking water.

Wasteful Water Use is Never An Option:

Although stringent water use restrictions have been approved city wide in recent weeks, city residents are reminded that wasteful water use is never an option here in the City of Vallejo.  Chapter 11.54 of the Vallejo Municipal Code addresses long standing wasteful water use restrictions that are always in force and  will remain in effect long after the current state mandated restrictions sunset.  As a reminder, in addition to the constraints already covered under restriction numbers 2, 3, and 4 above, it is always unlawful to:

  • Allow water to escape from plumbing breaks for more than 36 hours after notification
  • Wash cars, boats, trailers, aircraft, and other vehicles without the use of a shutoff nozzle
  • Use potable water for construction, compaction, dust control, street sweeping, building wash down where non-potable or recycled water is available
  • Use of single-pass cooling systems
  • Use non-recirculating systems in new conveyor car wash facilities

Lake Berryessa

On Sept 7th 2014 the Lake Berryessa water level was at 58% of capacity, 36.5 feet below the Glory Hole shown above.