California Drought Special
The state, which controls the water for fields, says it plans to cut back on water deliveries by 50 percent at a Yuba City rice farm, and that could drop to zero if the drought worsens.
The state has already sent letters warning if it gets as bad as some are predicting, people may have their water rights completely shut off.
Cal Fire’s responded to more than 400 wildfires that have burned more than 1,000 acres. The 5-year January average is 70 fires and 130 acres.
A powerful ridge of high pressure parked over Northern California has been responsible for a record 52 days of no rain in Sacramento.
California is basically an arid state with a Mediterranean climate, and drought is something we’ve always dealt with.
CBS13’s Sam Shane talked with the California’s deputy drought director at Folsom Lake for a perspective on this year’s drought