Mendocino County Declares Drought Emergency



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that the county's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to make the declaration, citing an "imminent threat of disaster" from drought conditions.

The state Department of Water Resources said Mendocino is the first to request state drought assistance.

Officials hope the declaration will result in state funds and assistance in developing a drought plan.

Gov. Jerry Brown has convened a task force to help decide if a statewide drought emergency is warranted.

State water managers say they will be able to deliver just 5 percent of the water sought by municipal agencies and nearly a million acres of farmland.

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