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.
Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.
California and federal agencies say a new strategy is needed to save the endangered Delta smelt.
California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, but state water managers ended mandatory conservation rules. Local water suppliers now determine conservation rates, and some have low or no targets. A water expert says that's 'shortsighted.'
California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought. Although mandatory statewide water conservation is over, the State Water Resources Control Board says water conservation remains a "top priority."
The California Water Resources Control Board Wednesday says Californians cut water use by 28 percent in the final month of mandatory statewide conservation.