CA Gov. Gavin Newsom expands drought state of emergency, urges water conservation

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Nine counties were added to the drought state of emergency — bringing the total number of counties to 50 — by California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday.

At Lopez Reservoir in San Luis Obispo County, California Gov. Gavin Newsom added nine counties to the drought state of emergency Thursday and urged Californians to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15%.
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