Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Despite second dry year, Newsom resists declaring a drought emergency
Despite bipartisan calls to declare a state of emergency over California’s deepening drought, Gov. Gavin Newsom sidestepped questions Tuesday about when he may issue a proclamation. The governor said his administration is talking with federal officials daily about the status of the state’s water supply after two years of minimal rainfall that have dried out much of California.
- The Independent: U.S. to enter mega drought which will be the worst for 1200 years – here’s what to expect
- GV Wire: April has never been this dry, say researchers, as Cal Fire begins to staff up
- Los Angeles CBS Local: LA County Now In Severe Drought Category
- The Guardian: California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn’t nearly enough
- KCRA: California targets urgent projects as wildfire season looms
- Arizona Central: New snowpack totals suggest the 20-year Western drought will persist, intensify
- Lompoc Record: Solvang declares stage one drought condition, calls for 15% voluntary use reduction
- Triple Pundit: Drought Is Consuming the Western U.S., but Water Technologies Offer Lifelines
- SFist: Climate Change Is Setting Us Up for a Terrible Wildfire Season; It’s Also Killing Off Rare California Elk
- Escalon Times: SSJID Pulls Plug On Water Deal Amid Drought Concerns
- Atlas Obscura: Can ‘Banana Buffers’ Save California From Wildfires?