SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Gov. Jerry Brown Friday proclaimed a drought state of emergency in what is expected to be the driest year on record in California.
Brown ordered state agencies to take actions to prepare for emergency conditions and called on Californians to reduce water consumption voluntarily by 20 percent.
“We have to recognize this is not a partisan adversary,” Brown said at a news conference in his office at the State Building in San Francisco.
“This is Mother Nature. We have to live within the resources we have,” the governor said.