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Drought emergency declaration extended in California

Posted at 6:46 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 16:26:56-04

The drought in California is getting worse.

Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded a drought emergency declaration yesterday to include 39 additional counties in the central and northern regions of the state.

Newsom's initial state of emergency was due to a lack of rainfall and an unanticipated reduction in water flowing to major reservoirs.

The U.S. drought monitor reports about 98% of California is now experiencing drought conditions with nearly 75% of the state seeing extreme drought conditions.