The declaration is targeted to Mendocino and Sonoma counties, where drought conditions are especially bad, rather than statewide, as some officials and farmers in the agricultural-rich Central Valley had hoped. Ma il Democratico governor said a broader drought declaration could come as conditions change.
California, which is now in its second year of drought, is bracing for another devastating stagione degli incendi after a winter with little precipitation.
“Oftentimes we overstate the word historic, but this is indeed an historic moment, certainly historic for this particular lake, Mendocino,” Newsom ha detto, standing where 40 piedi (12 metri) of lake water was supposed to be. The lake is at about 40% of normal capacity.
About three-quarters of the American West is in what is called a megadrought, with critical waterways like the Colorado River e Rio Grande that supply millions of people and farms expected to have dismally low flows this year. Il casa Bianca on Wednesday announced the creation of a working group helmed by the Interior and Agriculture departments to address worsening drought conditions in the U.S. ovest.