Gov Refusing to Send Water to California Farmers Amid Drought, Prioritizes Protecting Endangered Wild Fish

The US government is refusing to send water to California farmers amid the third year of severe drought in the state but is using the water to protect an endangered fish. The majority of US fruits, nuts, and vegetables are grown in the region. Ernest Conant, regional director for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation issued a statement about their refusal on Wednesday. “It’s devastating to the agricultural … Continue reading Gov Refusing to Send Water to California Farmers Amid Drought, Prioritizes Protecting Endangered Wild Fish

California governor declares drought emergency

Low snowpack in the Sierra will not ease water woes. SACRAMENTO — In what could become one of California’s biggest crises in years, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency Friday, an action that sets the stage for new state and federal efforts. The governor also wants to focus Californians on the possibility of water shortages. “All I can report to you is it’s not raining … Continue reading California governor declares drought emergency