THURSDAY 17 APRIL, 2014 |
Severe Drought in California
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, the entire state of California is in a drought, with almost one fourth of the state being in a state of "exceptional drought" (D4), which is the most severe drought category. |
This was the first January on record in California where less than 1" of rain fell, and for only the 5th time since 1878, no measurable rain fell in Los Angeles.
Residents and firefighters are bracing for fires, and other complications from the drought include high produce prices and high gasoline prices.
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