The President called to get an update on the dry conditions, as 17 communities are in danger of running out of water within four months.
The White House says the President told Brown the federal government will keep working to support California's response to the drought.
The White House says the National Drought Resilience Partnership is coordinating the federal response.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Agriculture Department are involved in the effort.
If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.
UC Davis researchers have identified 'high priority' dams in California where releasing water may be a key for the survival of native fish species.
California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.
A winter forecast from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center Thursday shows the California drought may persist or intensify in parts of the state.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday for not responding to a petition to protect 16 amphibian and reptile species in California