Glenn County delares emergency due to drought

Feb 4, 2014 6:48 PM

With fields of dry vegetation as far as the eye can see, a Glenn County supervisor called this drought the worst he's ever seen.

“We are looking at historically activities in the North State that we’ve never seen before,” said Leigh McDaniel, of the Glenn County Board of Supervisors.

At Tuesday's Glenn County Board of Supervisors meeting, officials called for a local emergency due to dangerous drought conditions and the threat of disaster.

This move comes on the heels of California governor Jerry Brown's call for a drought emergency, which didn't include Glenn or any other North State counties on the list.

“We felt it prudent to send letters to the governor to ensure that we are on his lists as well as to other state and federal organizations,” McDaniel said, “to ensure that we are also considered for appropriate protection and measures”

But what does this mean for locals?

At Last Stand Bar and Grill in Willows, this drought has actually been good for business.

“In the winter months we slow down but since the weathers been so nice and pleasant that it brings people out,” manager Jim Yoder said.

Though the grill has seen a spike in sales during the drought, workers know this will cost them later down the line.

“It’s going to be a two-edged sword for us,” Yoder said. “All of our vegetables all of our produce is going to go up.”


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