Cracked ground caused by drought
Cracked ground caused by drought

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency across California, urging residents to reduce their water use after the state saw its second-driest year on record.

The state is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, according to the governor's office. August 2021
Cracked ground caused by droughtwas the driest and hottest August on record since the state began reporting data. Snowpacks have decreased from 154% average to about 63%. In addition, the snow that does fall, has not made it to the lake for storage.

“As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water in every way possible,” Newsom said in a statement. “With historic investments and urgent action, the state is moving to protect our communities, businesses and ecosystems from the immediate impacts of the drought emergency while building long-term water resilience to help the state meet the challenge of climate change impacts making droughts more common and more severe.”

Oct 2021Gov. Gavin Newsom declares drought emergency across California, calls for statewide conservation

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