Drought Documentary “State of Urgency” – milestones, lessons from California’s historic drought

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Governor Brown issued an executive order ending the drought emergency in all but a few California counties. This came about 27 months after he declared a state of drought emergency for California on January 17, 2014. At that point, the state was headed into its fourth straight year of drought. Private wells were drying up, trees were dying, and groundwater was severely diminished. It was going to take the combined efforts of all Californians to save water and make sure we had enough for the future. It was also going to take an unprecedented level of cooperation and leadership from all levels of government and their partners to respond effectively to the mounting problems resulting from the drought.

This documentary prepared by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) documents those challenges.

See the original post on the CalOES site here.

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