About the Drought in 2022
Elk Grove's Water Conservation Plan
Elk Grove is under a Stage 2 drought restriction. This means that there are restrictions on when people can use water and how much they can use. These restrictions are part of a community-wide conservation effort. To do their part, the City of Elk Grove and Cosumnes CSD, which manages over 100 parks including Elk Grove Park and Emerald Lakes Golf Course, are reducing irrigation for parks and street landscaping by 20%.
While drought requirements allow for some increased flexibility in watering schedules for parks and streetscapes, the City and Cosumnes CSD are focusing on meeting the 20% reduction goal by prioritizing water use based on safety, type of use, and the value of the asset. In general, trees and high-use recreational areas will be watering priorities.