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


  • Understanding precipitation rates (PR) to to mitigate water and pesticide 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, CA Department of Water Resources


Local Water Supple Update

Don Smith, City of Folsom


Resource Information

Monica Garcia, Regional Water Authority & Cheryl Buckwalter, EcoLandscape


Irrigation Management for Urban Trees

Chuck Ingels & Loren Oki, UC Cooperative Extension



Managing Irrigation in a Drought