Sonoma County held a drought town hall on Thursday which touched on all aspects of water– and the lack of it– in the county and state and how it will affect residents, fire risk, and the future. Sonoma County Supervisor Chris Coursey led the discussion, which involved representatives from the county, nonprofits, Sonoma Water and the National Weather Service. First up was an overview of where the county stands water-wise. On the state’s categories of drought severity, Sonoma County stands in the “middle,” according to Coursey, who said it is experiencing “severe” drought. The first seven months of this year have been the driest in 128 years, Coursey said, with rainfall 20 inches below normal.