Governor Brown declares "Drought State of Emergency"

Jan 17, 2014 11:18 AM

Governor Brown has declared proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions.

In the State of Emergency declaration, Governor Brown directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions and to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages. The Governor also directed state agencies to use less water and hire more firefighters and initiated a greatly expanded water conservation public awareness campaign.


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