California governor proclaims state is in a drought, paves way for federal assistance

  • by: GILLIAN FLACCUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 17, 2014 - 4:10 PM

LOS ANGELES — California is nearly as dry as it's ever been. High water marks rim half-full reservoirs. Cities are rationing water. Clerics are praying for rain. Ranchers are selling cattle, and farmers are fallowing fields.

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