Friday, March 20, 2015

Water Officials Provide Grim Findings on Drought

As Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature take special measures to provide a billion dollars in drought relief, Officials from the Department Water Resources offered a grim assessment of the state’s water supply at a briefing in Fresno, Thursday. Water officials announced the Sierra snowpack is only 12 percent of normal, reservoir levels are at historic lows, and not much relief from rain storms is to be expected. The agency outlined its strategy for allocating scarce resources among the state’s agricultural contractors, wildlife and cities. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.