Drought Emergency in California Is Worsening

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency in 41 of California's 58 counties, representing about 30 percent of the state's population. Water is becoming scarce in the state's Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. And after a catastrophic wildfire season in 2020, the dry conditions have firefighters, farmers, and homeowners scrambling to prepare. See current conditions across the state and how people are readying for fire season this summer.

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Drought Emergency in California Is Worsening
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    Enterprise Bridge

    Enterprise Bridge

    The Enterprise Bridge crosses over a section of Lake Oroville where water levels are low on April 27.

    Boat slips

    Boat slips

    Boat slips on a dried lake bed at Folsom Lake Marina during a drought in El Dorado Hills, California, on May 25.

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