Governor of California, Jerry Brown declared on Friday a drought emergency in the entire state. At a San Francisco news conference Brown asked that “all citizens” try to cut back on “at least 20% of their water use.” After activists took action on the lack of water issue, Brown has met with farmers and agriculture leaders from the Westlands Water District; promising those in attendance that administration would take action on the problem.
“We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas,” Brown said in a statement.
“Today, I’m declaring a drought emergency in the state of California because we’re facing perhaps the worst drought California has ever seen since records began being kept 100 years ago,” Brown said.
The governor is encouraging Californians to conserve water as much as possible.