Drought officially over on the Central Coast

April 9, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown declared Friday that one of the worst droughts in California’s history had ended. Brown also vowed to continue water conservation efforts throughout the state.

While the bulk of the state is no longer officially in a drought, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Toulomne counties remain under restriction.

“This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” Brown said in a statement. “Conservation must remain a way of life.”

The four year drought has reduced farm production in some regions, killed an estimated 100 million trees, harmed wildlife and disrupted drinking water supplies for many rural communities. While reservoirs are brimming, there are still concerns over diminished groundwater basins.

As such, the state will continue bans on wasteful practices such as watering during or after rainfall and hosing off sidewalks. In addition, the state will continue to require urban water use monitoring programs.

“Our changing climate requires California to continue to adopt and adhere to permanent changes and to prepare for more frequent and persistent periods of limited water supply,” Brown says in his executive order.







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13 Comments

  1. Jorge Estrada says:

    When Brown is gone we need to take his Etch-A-Sketch, turn it upside down and shake it. A fresh screen is long overdue. California leadership needs to pay attention to what is happening in SLO County.

    (3) 5 Total Votes - 4 up - 1 down
    • kayaknut says:

      Brown is only the tip, he doesn’t get to do anything that the legislature doesn’t send him, until that changes CA taxpayers are $crewed.

      (4) 4 Total Votes - 4 up - 0 down
  2. Rambunctious says:

    The drought is over!!!! Big news story, the perfect news story to cover up Browns giant historically high tax increase he signed into law last week.

    (4) 6 Total Votes - 5 up - 1 down

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