Page last updated at 08:03 GMT, Saturday, 28 February 2009

Severe drought hits California

California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency because of a severe drought.

He warned people to reduce their water consumption by a fifth or face the prospect of compulsory cuts.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific