The emergency allows
Governor Brown stated the following in the State of
The state’s water supplies are falling to alarming levels and the snowpack in
In the Proclamation, Brown goes on to describe the “scientific projections” that expect this trend of extreme conditions to persist.
“We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” said Governor Brown. “I’ve declared this emergency and I’m calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible.”
Additionally, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will hire seasonal firefighters to help control and suppress wildfires during this time of especially high risk.
The campaign is building on the existing Save Our Water campaign in hopes of reducing usage by 20 percent. More information about the campaign can be accessed at www.saveourh20.org.
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