California is suffering the greatest drought in 1,200 years and 95% of its territory is at severe risk. This situation is the consequence of climate change, uncontrolled use of water and a crisis in the supply systems.
The families that live in this state are already suffering the consequences of the drought and the governor, Gavin Newsom, of the Democratic Party, asked to reduce domestic water consumption by at least 15%. In the southern counties, fed by the now-rickety Colorado River and home to nearly half of Californians, there are towns where you can only water one day a week or even none at all.
In addition, the agricultural industry is also impacted in one of the most important fruit and vegetable regions in the world. This season left almost 200,000 hectares fallow, according to the latest report from the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
The drought will cause the Californian agricultural sector as a whole to enter $1.2 billion less this year.