Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Carmichael Water District (District) maintains a Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) for use during drought periods or times of supply shortages. The WSCP is updated to reflect new conditions for the District or other changing supply scenarios.

This update includes the considerations of the District’s surface water treatment plant, contaminant plume from Aerojet Rocketdyne (Aerojet), Water Forum Agreement (WFA), American River flow standard negotiations, and regional efforts to standardize drought stage definitions.

The WSCP serves as a guide for the District in responding to water supply shortages and responding to regional and state-wide impacts from drought or a catastrophic event (e.g., flooding) that impairs the District’s water supply.