Historic Drought Continues in California

California is in the midst of its worst period of drought since 2016, and it is unlikely to break anytime soon.

“California has been in drought for 50 years. There are more years of drought than what they used to consider normal."

- Javier Fernandez-Salvador, University of California-Davis Olive Center

“I need our six little ponds to fill up to properly irrigate the orchards and landscape. Our maximum this year was about 33 percent. We’re short about 22 million gallons.”

Samantha Dorsey president, McEvoy Ranch

"We’re already working to determine the standards for the new normal, which will be hotter weather, drier springs and summers and even hotter autumns."

Javier Fernandez-Salvador, University of California-Davis Olive Center