|California has been brought to its knees by a terrible wildfire, one of the many that plague American’s richest state each year. This dramatic phenomenon is tied to drought: nearly two thirds of the population, or 23 million people, are forced to deal with water shortages. These figures provided by the US Drought Portal (the website run by the US government that monitors climate conditions in real time) photographed on October 30 the impact of drought on the richest state in America.
After the end of the terrible five-year drought (2013-2017), the state is not out of danger. The cost for everyone has been extremely high ($1.5 billion in annual average losses for agriculture alone), and the state government is taking measures for the future. Last July, acting Governor Jerry Brown announced $2.5 billion in investments to build dams and underground water management plants.|