Governor declares drought emergency in California

Al Jazeera: It’s official: California is in a drought emergency. Gov. Jerry Brown made the long-awaited emergency declaration Friday morning in San Francisco, a day after legislators and hundreds of farmers from parched districts in Northern California and the Central Valley rallied on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. "We are in an unprecedented, very serious situation," Brown said. The governor asked Californians to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. "We're heading for a train......

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