Tuesday Top of the Scroll: ‘Historic’ drought forces water restrictions in NorCal, but restrictions could soon extend statewide
The Marin Municipal Water District on April 20 enacted a series of water conservation rules, including banning home car washes, no watering of outdoor lawns between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and no refilling decorative pools or fountains. A day later, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency for the Russian River watershed in Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Marin County borders Sonoma. Newsom chose to make the declaration in those two counties only, rather than statewide, as some officials and farmers in the agricultural-rich Central Valley had hoped. But Newsom said a broader drought declaration could come as conditions change.
- KRON4: East Bay water utility says stage 1 drought could be declared on Tuesday
- Patch: Marin County Water District Enacts Tough Restrictions
- Ag Net West: California Farm Water Coalition Details How Water Cuts Are Affecting Ag
- The Associated Press: California, Nevada get a bit more late-season rain and snow
- Fresno Bee: Rain finally falls again in Fresno. How long had it been since last storm?
- KGO TV: Sierra foothill wildflower super bloom of lupine brings ominous warning for low lake levels