Arcadia: Ways to Survive the Drought

Catch Can Test

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the University of California collaborated to bring presentations and resources for managing landscapes during drought, designed for landscape irrigation managers.


  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to reduce runoff
  • Improving sprinkler distribution uniformity (DU) to reduce water use
  • Improving controller programs during mandatory water restrictions
  • Determining application rates and PR of drip/micro irrigation
  • Understanding soils to reduce runoff or deep percolation
  • Understanding water meters to improve irrigation during drought


California Drought Update

Julie Saare-Edmonds, Department of Water Resources (DWR)


Local Water Supply Update

Gary Tilkian, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Irrigation Management for Urban Trees

Janet Hartin, UC Cooperative Extension



Water Saving Tips, Sprinkler Precipitation Rates, Managing the Irrigation Controller, Water Rebates

Water Rates and Fees