Stunning drone photos over Lake Oroville show drought emergency in Northern California
Stunning drone photographs of Lake Oroville help illustrate the drought emergency declared by Gov. Gavin Newsom in two Northern California counties. Water levels at Lake Oroville [the keystone reservoir of the State Water Project, which supplies water to 27 million Californians] have dropped to 42% of its 3,537,577 acre foot capacity. Conditions are particularly acute in Mendocino and Sonoma counties because the local water supply depends on rainfall in the Russian River watershed.
- Press Democrat: Sonoma County supervisors declare drought emergency
- San Francisco Chronicle: East Bay water district urges residents to conserve water due to drought conditions
- KRON4: ‘Extreme drought’ expands across Bay Area
- Foothills Sun-Gazette: Drought Declared in Tulare County
- Bloomberg Quint: Facing drought, Southern California has more water than ever
- The Signal: Water shortage contingency plan hearing set for June 9