Apr 7, 2015

Oregon governor's drought emergency declaration expanded

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency on Monday in three southern and central Oregon counties, expanding upon earlier drought declarations the Democrat made in March, as the state faces record low snowpack levels. Continuing drought has caused “natural and economic disaster conditions” ...

California governor says farmers were spared worst of water rationing

Apr 6, 2015

California governor says farmers were spared worst of water rationing

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended tough new measures aimed at combatting a crippling four-year drought, but which critics say are far too lenient on the state’s farmers. Brown on Wednesday announced sweeping water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history ...

California governor orders mandatory 25% water restrictions

Apr 2, 2015

California governor orders mandatory 25% water restrictions

California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials Wednesday to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. In an executive order, Brown ordered the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns ...