SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — Senator Shannon Grove is the latest lawmaker urging Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency because of water shortages.
She tweeted out a letter that was sent to the governor. It's signed by 11 other lawmakers including assemblymembers Vince Fong and Rudy Salas.
Yesterday, I joined several Valley legislators in urging @CAgovernor to declare a statewide emergency on CA’s drought.— Senator Shannon Grove (@ShannonGroveCA) April 8, 2021
Our farms & rural communities are the backbone of our nation’s food supply & CA must take immediate action to increase water allocations to these communities. pic.twitter.com/gUQnFhE5VN
The declaration would free up funding that the governor could use to help get water to residents.