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CA legislators want Gov. Newsom to declare state of emergency over water ‘crisis’ – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-04-08 02:49:07 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-California’s most popular commodities could run even further as state and federal authorities announce another drought-threatening water cut.

State legislators are now united to ask Governor Newsom to declare a state of emergency in what they call the water crisis.

“If we don’t take action now, it can be devastating,” said State Senator Andreas Borgias.

Borgias wrote a letter to the governor along with the chairman of the Parliamentary Agricultural Commission and several other state legislators.

This was after the California Department of Water Resources announced a 5% quota for farmers and producers in late March.

“The state of emergency allows the governor to mitigate some of these obstacles and make it easier and faster to move water between users,” Borgueas said.

Meanwhile, the US Pioneer Department has announced that the 5% South Delta quota will not be available until further notice.

Uncertainty poses a problem for Fresno County farmer Daniel Hartwig, who relies on federal water distribution.

“When we don’t know if we can get water, we are uncertain whether we can plant crops or provide jobs to the people there,” he said.

The Borgias letter also with water industry leaders to determine the state and federal dollars that California may be eligible to improve water infrastructure and allocations to both state and federal users. I’m looking for a meeting. Year.

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