Gov. Gavin Newsom declares drought emergency across California, calls for statewide conservation

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Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency across California on Tuesday, urging residents to reduce their water use after the state saw its second driest year on record. 

The state is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, according to the governor’s office. August 2021 was the driest and hottest August on record since the state began reporting data. 

“As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water in every way possible,” Newsom said in a statement. “With historic investments and urgent action, the state is moving to protect our communities, businesses and ecosystems from the immediate impacts of the drought emergency while building long-term water resilience to help the state meet the challenge of climate change impacts making droughts more common and more severe.”

© Justin Sullivan, Getty Images A ramp falls short of reaching the waters of Lake Powell on June 24, 2021 in Lake Powell, Utah. As severe drought grips parts of the Western United States, a below average flow of water is expected to flow through the Colorado River Basin into two of its biggest reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead. Lake Powell is currently at 34.56 percent of capacity, a historic low. The lake stands at 138.91 feet below full pool and has dropped 44 feet in the past year. The Colorado River Basin supplies water to 40 million people in seven western states.

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Newsom asked people and businesses back in July to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15%. As of August, California reduced urban water use by 5%, the State Water Resources Control Board reported. 

But the Southern California coast, home to more than half of the state’s nearly 40 million residents, only cut water use by 3.1% in August.

Most of the counties in the nation’s most populous state have been in a drought emergency since the summer, but Tuesday’s declaration added the remaining eight that were not previously included: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Ventura counties.

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Newsom’s proclamation also requires local water suppliers to implement water shortage contingency plans “that are responsive to local conditions and prepare for the possibility of a third dry year.”

California relies on reservoirs, mainly along the Colorado River, for its water supply. And the two largest reservoirs in the United States, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are at record low elevations.

The low water levels triggered the first water shortage along the Colorado River, which means that starting in 2022, Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico will all have to cut their water use. 

If water levels at the reservoirs continue to fall, California will face the same fate as its southwest counterparts in having to reduce water consumption.

Newsom’s declaration comes as California is expecting its first significant rainfall of the season this week. The rain won’t be enough to make up for all the water California lost over the summer, but the storms will provide relief, even if temporary, for the parched state.

Wind whips embers from a tree burned by a wildfire Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Goleta, Calif. A firefighter tends to a backfire set to battle the Windy Fire on September 26, 2021 south of California Hot Springs, Calif. The wildfire has burned through numerous groves of giant sequoia trees and is now threatening small communities scattered throughout the Southern Sierra foothills in Sequoia National Forest, south of Sequoia National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument. The lightning-caused fire has expanded to 75,000 acres and is two percent contained. A forest of ashen trees appear as if in a winter scene in the wake of flames as the Windy Fire continues tp spread on September 27, 2021 south of California Hot Springs, Calif. Firefighter Ron Burias battles the Fawn Fire as it spreads north of Redding, Calif. in Shasta County, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. An inmate firefighter from the Trinity River Conservation Camp uses a drip torch to slow the Fawn Fire burning north of Redding, Calif. in Shasta County, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. An inmate firefighter from the Trinity River Conservation Camp uses a drip torch to slow the Fawn Fire burning north of Redding, Calif. in Shasta County, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. A firefighter looks up the base of a Giant Sequoia in Long Meadow Grove, a Giant Sequoia tree grove, after fire burned through along the Trail of 100 Giants during the Windy Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near California Hot Springs, Calif. on Sept. 23, 2021. Flames consume a house near Old Oregon Trail as the Fawn Fire burns about 10 miles north of Redding in Shasta County, Calif., on Thursday, Sep. 23, 2021. Firefighters spray water as flames push towards a road during the Windy Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2021. TFirefighters improvise and spray water from their mouths to control a small spot fire while waiting for a hose line during the Windy Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2021. A public information officer takes pictures as flame and smoke rise into the air as the fire burns during the Windy Fire in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2021. Operations Section Chief, Jon Wallace looks over General Sherman where the historic tree was protected by structure wrap from fires along with the Four Guardsmen at Sequoia National Park, California, Sept. 22, 2021. = Firefighters work to control the Windy Fire as trees burn in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2021. A firefighter with Alaska’s Pioneer Peak Interagency Hotshot Crew carries a chain saw as the Windy Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Johnsondale, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2021. The Windy Fire blazes through the Long Meadow Grove of giant sequoia trees near The Trail of 100 Giants overnight in Sequoia National Forest on September 21, 2021 near California Hot Springs, California. As climate change and years of drought push wildfires to become bigger and hotter, many of the worlds biggest and oldest trees, the ancient sequoias, have been killed. The giant trees are among the worlds biggest and live to more than 3,000 years, surviving hundreds of wildfires throughout their lifespans. The heat of normal wildfire of the past helped the trees reproduce but increasing fire intensity can now kill them. A single wildfire, the Castle fire, destroyed as much as 14 percent of all the worlds giant sequoias in 2020. The windy fire burns along a ridge in Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Flames lick up a tree as the Windy Fire burns in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Firefighters battle the Windy Fire as it burns in the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. A US Forest Service vehicle drives past the Sequoia National Park historic park entrance sign wrapped in fire resistant foil along Generals Highway during a media tour of the KNP Complex fire in the Sequoia National Park near Three Rivers, California on September 18, 2021. A plume of smoke and flames rise into the air as the fire burns towards Moro Rock during the KNP Complex fire in the Sequoia National Park near Three Rivers, California on September 18, 2021. Firefighters battling to protect the world’s biggest tree from wildfires ravaging the parched United States said September 17 that they are optimistic it can be saved. Crews are battling the KNP Complex fire, comprised of the spreading Paradise and Colony fires, which have so far consumed 4,600 hectares (11,400 acres) of forest since they were sparked by lightning a week ago. In this picture released by the National Park Service on Sept.16, 2021, firefighters wrap the historic General Sherman Tree, estimated to be around 2,300 to 2,700 years old, with fire-proof blankets in Sequoia National Park, California. The world’s biggest trees were being wrapped in fire-proof blankets Thursday in an effort to protect them from huge blazes tearing through the drought-stricken western United States. A helicopter prepares to drop water on the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. In this picture released by the National Park Service on Sept. 16, 2021, firefighters wrap the historic Sequoia National Park entrance sign with fire-proof blankets in Sequoia National Park, California. The world’s biggest trees were being wrapped in fire-proof blankets Thursday in an effort to protect them from huge blazes tearing through the drought-stricken western United States. Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. A firefighter lays hose around the Foothills Visitor Center while battling the KNP Complex Fire in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. A home burns on Marina Drive above Lake Mendocino during the Hopkins fire, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Calpella, Calif., in Mendocino County. Joe Kikuchi, of Pacific Gas and Electric, moves two cars to safety as a house in Marina Estates above Lake Mendocino burns during the Hopkins fire Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, near Calpella, Calif. A Cal Fire air tanker makes a drop on the Hopkins fire in Calpella, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Waylon Hockemier, of Redwood Valley Fire, hydrates after battling the Hopkins fire along East Calpella road Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Calpella, Calif. In this aerial photo released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations traffic passes the Route fire, a brush wildfire off Interstate 5 north of Castaic, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. The Caldor Fire burns on both sides of the US-50 11 miles from the Meyers neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2021. Flames surround a chair lift at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, a skiing area, during the Caldor fire in Twin Bridges, Calif., on Aug. 29, 2021. The Caldor Fire burns above the South Fork of the American River in the White Hall community of El Dorado County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. The Caldor Fire burns along both sides of Highway 50 as firefighters work to stop its eastward spread in Eldorado National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Firefighters prepare to battle the Caldor Fire west of Strawberry in Eldorado National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The French Fire burns hillsides along Highway 155 in Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. The South Fire burns a house in Lytle creek, San Bernardino County north of Rialto, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Smoke from the Caldor Fire, shrouds Fallen Leaf Lake near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. The massive wildfire, that is over a week old, has scorched more than 190 square miles, (492 square kilometers) and destroyed hundreds of homes since Aug. 14. It is now less than 20 miles from Lake Tahoe. A deer walks through the remains of a property destroyed by the Dixie Fire in Greenville, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. In this long exposure photo, flames from the Dixie Fire spread in Genesee, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. A wildfire hot shot crew defends property as the Dixie Fire pushes through the Genesee Valley on August 21, 2021 in Genesee, Calif. The Dixie Fire, Californias second largest wildfire in history, has grown to over 700,000 acres. An aerial view shows emergency workers walking among dozens of properties destroyed at the Creekside Mobile Home Park after the Cache fire ripped through the area in Clearlake, California on August 19, 2021 as Wildfire continue to burn across the state. The remnants of a home leveled by the Caldor Fire lay in front of a home that remains standing in Grizzly Flats, Calif., on Wednesday Aug.18, 2021. A Cal Fire firefighter from the Lassen-Modoc Unit watches as an air tanker makes a fire retardant drop on the Dixie Fire as trees burn on a hillside on August 18, 2021 near Janesville, California. Firefighter Jesse Viescas searches through a residence at Cache Creek Mobile Home Estates where the Cache Fire leveled dozens of homes, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Clearlake, Calif. Inmate firefighters from the Antelope Conservation Camp wait for their next assignment as they work to contain the Dixie Fire among burning trees on August 18, 2021 in the Plumas National Forest near Janesville, California. Firefighters mop up at Cache Creek Mobile Home Estates where the Cache Fire leveled dozens of residences on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Clearlake, Calif. Smoke from wildfires in California blankets downtown Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, obscuring the Sierra range typically visible to the west. A home burns on Jeters Road as the Dixie fire jumps Highway 395 south of Janesville, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Critical fire weather throughout the region threatens to spread multiple wildfires burning in Northern California. The remains of burned out cars and a destroyed home on Hicks Road off Highway 395 during the Dixie Fire on August 17, 2021 near Janesville, California. The wildfire in Northern California has grown to become the second-largest single wildfire in California state history. Melted newspaper boxes near homes on Hicks Road off Highway 395 during the Dixie Fire on August 17, 2021 near Janesville, California. The Parleys Canyon Fire burns, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Utah. The Dixie Fire burns along a hillside near Taylorsville in Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. CalFire firefighters and California Correctional Center (CCC) inmates fight a spot fire on the side of Highway CA-36 between Chester and Westwood in Plumas County, Calif., Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. A red tractor is left behind as a home burns outside of Taylorsville in Plumas County, Calif., that was impacted by the Dixie Fire Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Wildfire smoke lingers over the downton area, keeping heatwave temperatures relatively low, on August 13, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. The Dixie Fire burns down a hillside towards Diamond Mountain Rd. near Taylorsville in Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Burnt vehicles are seen in Greenville, Calif., after the Dixie Wildfire Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. The remains of a burned U.S Postal truck is seen in Greenville, Calif., after the Dixie Wildfires Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. A church sign is seen partially melted in Greenville, Calif., after the Dixie Wildfire Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Mannequins dressed in firefighter gear hold a sign thanking firefighters for the work they have done on the Dixie Fire on August 11, 2021 in Taylorsville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated over 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history. The fire stands at 30 percent contained. A sign hangs off of the charred remains of the Pioneer Cafe that was destroyed by the Dixie Fire on August 11, 2021 in Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated over 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history. The fire stands at 30 percent contained. A burned truck sits parked next to a property that was destroyed by the Dixie Fire on August 11, 2021 in Greenville, California. Trucks drive by properties that were destroyed by the Dixie Fire on August 11, 2021 in Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated over 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history. The fire stands at 30 percent contained. Car lights illuminate the remains of a property that was destroyed by the Dixie Fire on August 11, 2021 in Greenville, California. Firefighters from Huntington Beach survey a mountainside before extinguishing a small blaze on August 9, 2021 near Westwood, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. Smoke fills the evening air on August 9, 2021 in Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. A car destroyed by the Dixie Fire sits on the roadside on August 9, 2021 near Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. A firefighter from Huntington Beach looks up a mountainside after cutting a large tree on August 9, 2021 near Westwood, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. An American flag rests on rubble of the Greenville Fire Department destroyed by the Dixie Fire on August 9, 2021 in Greenville, California.The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. A burned vehicle sits among destroyed structures caused by the Dixie Fire on August 9, 2021 near Highway 89 in Indian Falls, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. Firefighters from Huntington Beach pull up a hose after extinguishing a small blaze on August 9, 2021 near Westwood, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres, is the second-largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. In this satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies the Dixie Fire burns in Northern California on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Volunteers haul in supplies to the fire station situated on Nelson Street to serve residents that defied evacuation orders on August 8, 2021 in Taylorsville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated more than 463,000 acres, is the one of the largest recorded wildfires in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. Defying evacuation orders, Ann Newberg and her boyfriend stand outside of a fire station situated on Nelson Street on August 8, 2021 in Taylorsville, California. Evacuated from their homes in Plumas County, Paula Perozzi and Dale Evans walk out of a grange hall situated along Highway 70 with supplies provided by volunteers on August 8, 2021 in Quincy, California. A road sign that reads Greenville, burned by the Dixie Fire, stands on the side of Highway 89 on August 8, 2021 in Greenville, California. A burned vehicle destroyed by the Dixie Fire lies parked near Highway 89 on August 8, 2021 in Greenville, California. The view of the remains of a structure destroyed by the Dixie Fire, situated near Highway 89 on August 8, 2021 in Greenville, California. A child-size bicycle lies burned and charred on August 8, 2021 in Greenville, California. The Dixie Fire, which has incinerated more than 463,000 acres, is the second largest recorded wildfire in state history and remains only 21 percent contained. In this photo combination, a home is seen burning (above) on July 24, 2021 and the remains are seen two days later on July 26, 2021 during the Dixie fire in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California. The monstrous Dixie Fire in northern California has grown to become the second-largest wildfire in state history, authorities, with three people reported missing and thousands fleeing the advancing flames. In this photo combination, a before and after series shows a vehicle exploding into flames (above) on July 24, 2021 and after it burned on August 7, 2021 during the Dixie fire in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County. In this photo combination, a before and after series shows Bart Whipple (R), speaking to a neighbor about falling ash pieces as the Dixie fire approaches on July 23, 2021, and after it burned on August 7, 2021 in Greenville, California. In this photo combination, a before and after series shows a deer jumping into a business before it burned on July 23, 2021 (above) and after it burned (below) in downtown Greenville, California on August 7, 2021. In this photo combination, a before and after series shows a home burning on August 5, 2021 (above) and after it burned (below) during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California on August 6, 2021. In this photo combination, a before and after series shows the Way Station bar before it burned on July 23, 2021 (above) and the day it burned (below) on August 4, 2021, during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California. Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear Highway 89 after a burned tree fell across the roadway in Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. California Governor Gavin Newsom (R) looks at a burned vehicle alongside Assistant Region Chief for Cal Fire Curtis Brown (L) in downtown Greenville, California on August 7, 2021. The Dixie fire has now burned more than 430,000 acres and is the largest single fire in California state history. Don Crail (C), whose home burned down, is rushed into an ambulance for a medical issue in Greenville, California on August 7, 2021. An American flag is placed on a burned fire engine at a burned fire station in downtown Greenville, California on August 7, 2021. – The Dixie Fire has now ravaged 446,723 acres in four counties, up from the previous day’s 434,813. That area is larger than Los Angeles — and has surpassed the sweep of the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon. Northern Sonoma County Fire District firefighters Erik Padilla, left, and Joe Young extinguish hot spots while protecting Lake Almanor West homes from the Dixie Fire on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Plumas County, Calif. They work out of the Geyserville Fire Station. Vehicles and a home are engulfed in flames as the Dixie fire rages on in Greenville, California on August 5, 2021. – Evacuation orders were widened on August 5, 2021, as California’s biggest wildfire raged through the state’s tinder-dry landscape, laying waste to hundreds of square miles (kilometers). A deer wanders in heavy smoke in front of a row of burned cars during the Dixie Fire in Greenville, Calif., on Aug. 6. A patriotic banner is seen in front of a burned out property during the Dixie fire in Greenville, California on August 6, 2021. Hunter McKee hugs Dawn Garofalo after helping her evacuate her horses to the edge of Lake Almanor as the Dixie Fire approaches Chester, Calif, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Officials issued evacuation orders for the town earlier in the day as dry and windy conditions led to increased fire activity. A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire as it tears through the Greenville community in Plumas County, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. Battalion Chief Sergio Mora watches as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. Santa Rosa firefighter Capt. AJ Alcocer and his crew battle the Dixie Fire in the Lake Almanor West community on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Plumas County, Calif. The Dixie Fire is already the sixth biggest in the state’s history, and was still spreading thanks to gusting winds and record-low humidity. A fire-damaged street sign marks Main Street in a decimated downtown Greenville, Calif., during the Dixie fire on August 5, 2021. The largest wildfire in California has razed a small town, warping street lights and destroying historic buildings hours after residents were ordered to flee. Evacuated Chester resident April Phillips wipes her face while watching a family dog at an evacuation center for the Dixie fire at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California on August 6, 2021. Phillips and her family have been living in their cars and were told that it will be at least 10 days before they can return home. Chester resident Regina Rutledge (R) shows April Phillips (L) a large chunk of ash that fell from the sky at an evacuation center for the Dixie fire in Susanville, California on August 6, 2021. Garrett Lynch, a pilot truck driver for the Dixie Fire sleeps on a sidewalk in Chester, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. The hotel he was staying in burned down in the blaze. A helicopter takes off after refilling water to fight the Dixie Fire along Route 32 near Chester and Greenville on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire as it tears through the Greenville community in Plumas County, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a ridge in Lassen National Forest, Calif., near Jonesville on Monday, July 26, 2021. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, front left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour homes destroyed by wildfires near where the Tamarack Fire ignited earlier in July in Gardnerville, Nev., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The governors of California and Nevada are calling for increased federal assistance as they tour an area blackened by one of several massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes. Wednesday’s tour of the Tamarack Fire along the state line comes as numerous wildfires char land and homes in a dozen states. Cal Fire Capts. Derek Leong, right, and Tristan Gale monitor a firing operation, where crews set a ground fire to stop a wildfire from spreading, while battling the Dixie Fire in Lassen National Forest, Calif., on Monday, July 26, 2021. Resident Jon Cappleman prepares to defend his home during the Dixie fire in Twain, California on July 24, 2021. Even as dense smoke from an enormous wildfire blows closer to Jon Cappleman’s home in rural northern California, the 60-something man rebuffs calls to evacuate. “A lot of people think we’re foolish,” he says. But if it comes down to it, Cappleman has a plan: he will fight the flames of the Dixie Fire himself. A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite vegetation while trying to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading in Lassen National Forest, Calif., on Monday, July 26, 2021. Following the Dixie Fire, scorched cars are seen in a clearing in the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, Calif., on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a home in the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, Calif., Saturday, July 24, 2021. The fire destroyed multiple residences as it tore through the area. A Cal Fire crew works to keep the Tamarack Fire from crossing Highway 88 just west of Woodfords in Alpine County, Calif. on July 23, 2021. Firefighters light a backfire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, July 23, 2021. Scorched mailboxes lie on the ground after the Dixie Fire passed through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, Calif., on Sunday, July 25, 2021. A Cal Fire crew takes a lunch break while keeping the Tamarack Fire from crossing Highway 88 just west of Woodfords in Alpine County, Calif. on July 23, 2021. A home destroyed by the Bootleg Fire is seen here on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 near Bly, Ore. The Tamarack Fire is seen approaching Highway 88 near Woodfords in Alpine County on July 20, 2021. A A helicopter makes a water drop to put out hotspots in a wildfire in Topanga, west of Los Angeles, Monday, July 19, 2021. In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, firefighters battle the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, Saturday, July 17, 2021. Meteorologists predicted critically dangerous fire weather through at least Monday with lightning possible in both California and southern Oregon. The Tamarack Fire burns along Highway 89 just north of Markleeville in Alpine County, California on July 17, 2021. The Tamarack Fire burns along Highway 89 just north of Markleeville in Alpine County, California on July 17, 2021. The Tamarack Fire burns along Highway 89 just north of Markleeville in Alpine County, California on July 17, 2021. Firefighters spray water from Union Pacific Railroad’s fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Friday, July 16, 2021. A pyrocumulus cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon on July 16, 2021. Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke at night near Bly, Oregon on July 16, 2021. A crew of Wildland firefighters watch as a helicopter drops water on hot spots along Captain John Ridge on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the Snake River Complex Fire south of Lewiston, Idaho. Members of a crew of Wildland firefighters from PR Reforestation, out of Vancouver, Wash., dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush as they mop up after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area earlier in the week south of Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday, July 15, 2021. The fire has burned over 100,000 acres in north central Idaho. Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny, whom she took with her while evacuating from the Bootleg Fire, while at a Red Cross center on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Klamath Falls, Ore. Art Garcia and his dog Shiro rest after evacuating to a Red Cross shelter near the Bootleg Fire on Tuesday, July, 13, 2021 in Klamath Falls, Ore. A high-pressure system that created the second intense heat wave of the year is weakening Tuesday, but temperatures are forecast to remain above normal on the lines of more than 60 active large fires. Wildland firefighters watch and take video with their cellphones as a plane drops fire retardant on Harlow Ridge above the Lick Creek Fire, southwest of Asotin, Wash, Monday, July 12, 2021. The fire, which started last Wednesday, has now burned over 50,000 acres of land between Asotin County and Garfield County in southeast Washington state. A wildland fire crew looks on after setting a fire line on Harlow Ridge above the Lick Creek Fire, Monday, July 12, 2021, south of Asotin, Wash. Wildland firefighters spray water onto a tree that caught fire as they were building a fire line for the Lick Creek Fire, Monday, July 12, 2021, south of Asotin, Wash. A scoop plane drops water onto a burning ridge where a fire line had been created by crews of wildland firefighters, Monday, July 12, 2021, at the Lick Creek Fire, south of Asotin, Wash. A firefighter sprays water while trying to stop the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, from spreading to neighboring homes in Doyle, Calif., Saturday, July 10, 2021. Pushed by heavy winds amid a heat wave, the fire came out of the hills and destroyed multiple residences in central Doyle. Fire burns along a power pole as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through central Doyle, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Fire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Pushed by heavy winds, the fire came out of the hills and destroyed multiple residences in central Doyle. David Garfield clears a fire break around his home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burns towards Doyle, Calif., on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. An animal sprints across a road as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burns in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Plumes of smoke and fire rise above Frenchman Lake as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burns in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. In this long exposure photograph, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the “Salt fire” in Lakehead, California early on July 2, 2021, as firefighters battle nearly a dozen wildfires in the region following a heatwave and multiple lightning strikes. Smoke rises behind a cross during the Lava fire in Weed, California on July 1, 2021. Firefighters monitor the scene as the Lava fire continues to burn in Weed, California on July 1, 2021.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Gov. Gavin Newsom declares drought emergency across California, calls for statewide conservation

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People can now book their Covid-19 booster vaccines a month in advance, as the Government attempts to speed up the roll-out of the third jab. Around 17.5 per cent of ... Read more »

Yoga Asanas For WFH: Try These 5 Yoga Asanas if You're Working From Home to Remain Fit And Healthy

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Watch: Xavi passionately celebrates Memphis' goal in Barcelona victory

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Emma Raducanu 'so excited' as BBC agree to air Champions Tennis match against Romanian star

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David Luiz sends message of support to Manchester United's Andreas Pereira after Flamengo error

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Approach made: Journalist lifts lid on West Ham ‘meeting' to sign red-hot Brazil international

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AirPods Pro: Cheaper than EVER for Cyber Monday

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Shahid Kapoor opens up on his horrifying injury on Jersey sets, feared he wouldn't look the same!

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Macau arrests 11 people for alleged illegal gambling and money laundering

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Man, 53, arrested over ‘murder' of woman at home in Gloucestershire

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Inside Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury's winter wonderland Christmas makeover in their new flat after break-in

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Katie Price and Carl Woods reveal they are ‘living out of suitcases' as their three dogs cause chaos in hotel room

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Strictly fans hit out at Tess Daly for ‘condescending' comment to Rhys Stephenson as he breaks down in tears

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Cricket-India set New Zealand 284 to win Kanpur test

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We were broken when we lost our babies – but dads are too often forgotten

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Omicron variant may lead to further travel restrictions, Nicola Sturgeon warns

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Gunmen attack Libyan court, blocking Kadhafi son's appeal to run for president

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