A Congressional Committee is meeting in Fresno this afternoon to discuss California's drought.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is in California's heartland to hear comment from Central Valley farmers, community leaders and state water officials.

California Representative Jim Costa is on the committee and says the problem lies outside the Valley, where 34 million Californians aren't yet experiencing the pinch of the drought.

"When we start seeing prices of those wonderful, nutritious foods that Americans like to consume rise at a significant level then the cause and effect relationship, I think, will hit home," Costa said. 

He says every Californian needs to be on board in order to make the changes that need to be made.