California governor declares drought puts residents in ‘extreme peril

Associated Press: Governor Jerry Brown formally proclaimed California in a drought Friday, saying the state is in the midst of perhaps the worst dry spell in a century, and that conditions are putting residents and their property in "extreme peril". Brown made the announcement in San Francisco amid increasing pressure in recent weeks from the state's lawmakers, including Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. The proclamation allows California to request a broad emergency declaration from President Barack Obama,......

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