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.

Drought Emergency in California Is Worsening


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