Santa Clara County Declares Drought Emergency; Water Conservation Urged in Unincorporated Areas

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Santa Clara County has declared a local emergency due to extreme drought conditions, and is urging residents and businesses in the county’s unincorporated areas to immediately start conserveing water.

The county said in a press statement that under extreme drought conditions, fire season lasts year-round and fires may occur even in typically wet parts of the state. With the snowpack depleted and the rest of the state under similarly dry conditions, there is limited availability to import water.

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