CA Drought – new data and more bad news

From the LA Times: 80% of CA now in extreme drought. Some details from the article:

The NWS’ Drought Monitor Update for July 15 shows 81% of California in the category of extreme drought or worse, up from 78%. Three months ago, it was 68%. *** drought conditions worsened in parts of Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The new data comes as officials are getting tough on water wasters.

Here is the direct link for the National Weather Service’s Drought Monitor site. The map is very helpful in understanding the extent of the problem.

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