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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kayaknut

The Governor wants us to feel good so we don’t realize how we are getting $crewed on the new gas/registration tax.


griffleroy

So when did Brown become a climatologist? The drought is over? Really? Im pretty sure that the drought isnt over. 1 year of rain like this doesnt end a 7 year drought. Get this guy out of office before he starts taxiing water. Lets Nestle run rough shod over the California legislature. When does his term end? Not soon enough.


Kidholm

Will the water utilization rates be adjusted to pre-drought levels now?


Snoid

I declare there is a drought of intelligent grey matter between Moonbeams ears.


1965buick

Farmer A 5 years ago said ‘not my problem.

Farmer A now says, not my problem.

So do farmers B,C and D.


So while you can Blame Brown, nobody holds themselves accountable. But, you cry more bureaucracy when regulators get involved.


Lopez Lake was brimming to the top in ’10. So, if we do nothing now then we can’t cry when it’s empty in 2022.

And that’s the tip of the iceberg. How about the sunken central valley? Remember, farmers say it isn’t their problem.


Capitalism does have very serious consequences.


easymoney

Here’s an idea for ya, Jerry. Maybe focus on real solutions to additional storage and convenience, and give the tax increases a rest…


jimmy_me

The drought is over, but the water problems are not. Now we need to deal with overdrawn ground water, salt water intrusion, and the corrupt people who are running the show.


Black_Copter_Pilot

Please name the corrupt people you speak of.


Black_Copter_Pilot

If it’s Brown, flush it down.


Mitch C

Moonbeam continues to screw you. Drought is over yet you will continue to suffer because if the left lessened their hold on your life they would loose their self importance. When will the voters of California put into office those who are not mentally ill?