Nyjah Huston

In Our 5th Year of Drought #RespectTheResource

California is well into its 5th year of drought and the effects are being felt in many ways. Wells are going dry, wildfires are burning more erratically, and trees are dying by the millions. The US Geological Survey says:

The drought messages continue: conserve, reduce, reuse and find innovative ways to save. Cal OES enlisted pro skateboarding champ Nyjah Huston to help connect the message to California’s youth via two public service announcements. Huston was a natural choice considering his own experience with water, or a lack thereof. As a young boy he lived in a home that didn’t have drinking water so he had to hand carry it from its source. Nowadays, Nyjah has his own non-profit, Let It Flow, that repairs broken wells in Africa, and teaches locals how to fix them after the Let It Flow teams have returned home. Watch the PSA below, and explore the links for additional information on the drought and Let It Flow.




Drought Information




Nyjah Huston Resources



Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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