California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency for the entire state. California is seeing one of its worst droughts since the late 1800s. Eighty percent of California residents are seeing the effects of record-low precipitation and high temperatures.
The governor is also urging residents to reduce water usage by as much as 15%. This comes as the state has been fighting numerous wildfires that have ravaged nearly 2.5 million acres of land.