Schwarzenegger proclaims that California is in a drought
Administration officials call the governor’s move a first step, intended to put Californians on notice that rationing could be coming if the situation does not improve.
By Evan Halper
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 5 2008
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a statewide drought Wednesday, warning that California’s water supply is falling dangerously low because of below-average rainfall and court-ordered water restrictions aimed at protecting fish.