Ahead of a presidential visit to Fresno, Governor Jerry Brown is meeting with administration officials to talk about our drought.
Brown was on the panel at the second meeting of President Barack Obama's climate change task force in Los Angeles today, and said that the extreme weather we're seeing -- ice storms back East and the historic dry conditions here -- should be a wakeup call that we are in a crisis.
He advised the feds on the best ways they could help the Golden State. The group is meant to generate recommendations on infrastructure, conservation and disaster relief.
Obama will meet with farmers who have been affected by the drought tomorrow afternoon, flanked by Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstien.
Meantime, there will be a major drought conference in Sacramento tomorrow. Water officials from throughout the state are gathering at the Crest Theater for a 3-hour seminar that starts at 9 a.m. on drought issues affecting our state.
Among the agencies in attendance will be the Governor's Office of Emergency Service and the State Water Resources Control Board.
Among topics that will be discussed will be the Sierra's lowest snowpack on record and the announcement of zero allocation from the state Water Project.