Governor Brown has recognized this driest winter in California history by declaring a drought emergency. The Sierra snowpack is at 15% of its annual average, and that could leave Central Valley farmers with no allocations from water districts at all. Last week's Colby Fire above Glendora is a prime example of what dry winter weather means for fire danger and, by extension, air quality.
A Record Water Shortage and Red Flag Warnings
Jeffrey Kightlinger - Metropolitan Water District - @mwdh2o, Andy Lipkis - Founder and President of Tree People - @treepeople_org, Ken Pimlott - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection - @CALFIRE_CHIEF, Bill Patzert - retired Jet Propulsion Lab climatologist - @NASAJPL