Governor Declares Drought Emergency in Two Counties


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Governor Newsom has declared a drought emergency for Mendocino and Sonoma counties. In the Klamath Basin near the California-Oregon border, officials are anticipating a summer of unprecedented drought.

Reporter: Erik Neumann, Jefferson Public Radio

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Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED

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Reporter: Lesley McClurg, KQED

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Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

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