California just declared a drought emergency. What does that mean and how will it affect your life?
As the state experiences its second-driest year on record and Gov. Gavin Newsom declares a statewide drought emergency, some Californians may be wondering: How will this shortage impact the Sacramento region and what does it mean for our everyday lives and water supply? … The conservation messaging from California officials began in earnest back in July, when Newsom urged residents to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 15%.
- New York Times: How Did California’s Drought Get So Bad?
- ABC 10 News – San Diego: CA asking San Diego to cut water use by 15%, Water Authority ready for conservation
- Courthouse News Service: California misses water conservation mark for 2nd month as Newsom declares statewide drought
- City News Service: Water Authority prepares for first level of Shortage Contingency Plan
- Best Best & Krieger Blog: Department Of Water Resources Invites Water Use Efficiency Standards Feedback
- Lake County Record-Bee: Editorial – SoCal’s water planning offers lesson for state
- Fox 40 – Sacramento: ‘A shared problem’ - Stockton congressman warns Californians drought will affect all
- Manteca-Ripon Bulletin: Reservoir storage only third of normal
- Pleasanton Weekly: Guest Opinion - Zone 7 encourages Tri-Valley to step up water conservation effort