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California Officials Warn Of A Possible Severe Drinking Water Shortage
Sacramento, California (CNN) The rain and snow California was hit with this week wasn't enough to pull the state out of a severe drought.
Now, the head of the State Department of Water Resources says several communities are at risk of a shortage of drinking water.
"We should all be clear by now that this is not a coming crisis, this not an evolving crisis. This is a current crisis. So consider these facts, we have 17 water agencies across the state that are in danger of running out of drinking water in the next 60 to 100 days," says Mark Cowin, Director of the California Deptartment of Water Resources.
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state drought emergency earlier this month.
He's calling on Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.