Thursday Top of the Scroll: California legislators want Gov. Newsom to declare state of emergency over water ‘crisis’
California’s hottest commodity could become even more scarce as state and federal officials announce water cutbacks on the brink of another drought. Now, state legislators are banding together to ask Governor Newsom to declare a state of emergency amid what they call a water crisis. … [State Senator Andreas] Borgeas authored a letter alongside the Assembly agriculture committee chair and several other state lawmakers to send to the governor. This comes after the California Department of Water Resources announced a 5% allocation to farmers and growers in late March.
- Monterey County Weekly: Water restrictions and housing shortage converge in a request for additional Carmel River water.
- Marin Independent Journal: Marin Municipal Water District proposes mandatory conservation
- AgriPulse: USDA, counties—not California—likely to declare drought emergencies
- The Signal: Drought Shouldn’t Be Ignored
- AgAlert: Farmers try to plan for a critically dry year