For the second straight year, California’s snowpack levels are only 20% of average, the driest on record, according to a recent survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR).
Last Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for severe drought conditions. In the State of Emergency declaration, Governor Brown directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions and to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages. The Governor also directed state agencies to use less water and hire more firefighters and initiated a greatly expanded water ration public awareness campaign.
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Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce