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Governor Officially Declares Drought

Governor Jerry Brown made it official this morning (Friday)…

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An official drought declaration will make it easier to transfer water between different regions of the state, as well as raise awareness about the need to conserve water. Brown right now is asking all state residents to cut back…

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He’s asking for a 20 percent reduction, something that the Nevada Irrigation District and the City of Grass Valley has already asked its water users. Last year was the driest year on record in California, and the National Climate Center is forecasting dryer-than-normal conditions for the state for the next three months, the remainder of the rainy season…

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The last official drought in California was in 2008.

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