Tag: urgency

Documentary Launches – State of Urgency: Managing California’s Historical Drought


Apr 10, 2017 1:59 pm

On Friday, April 7, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown issued an executive order ending the drought emergency in all but a few California counties.  This came about 27 months after he declared a state of drought emergency for California on January 17, 2014. At that point, the state was headed into its fourth straight year of drought. Private wells were drying up, trees were dying, as was ground water. It was going to take the combined efforts of all Californians to change the way we behaved to save our water, and make sure we had enough for tomorrow. It was also going to take an unprecedented level of cooperation and leadership from local, state, federal, private and non-governmental agencies to respond effectively to the mounting problems resulting from the drought, and change the direction California … continue reading »


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