San Diego County has ‘sufficient’ water supplies as drought grips State

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SAN DIEGO - Despite a drought emergency declaration in northern and central California, the San Diego County Water Authority said today the region was well positioned to outlast drought conditions for the next year or two. On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded a drought emergency declaration from Sonoma and Mendocino counties to 41 counties. About 30% of the state's population is now covered by the drought declarations, including the greater Sacramento area and Fresno, Merced and Stanislaus counties in the San Joaquin Valley. Southern California has largely been excluded from the declarations. "Governor Newsom's latest drought emergency declaration is a grim reminder of the growing water supply challenges across California -- and of the value of three decades of our collective dedicatio
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