The California Drought Task Force works in the Cal OES State Operations Center in Mather, California, February 19, 2014. California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package... more 
The California Drought Task Force works in the Cal OES State Operations Center in Mather, California, February 19, 2014. California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on Wednesday to help residents, farm workers and local communities cope with a water shortage he called the worst in the state's modern history. Brown, joined in Sacramento by top Democratic state lawmakers, told a news conference the money would provide food and housing aid to those who have lost work because of the drought and expedite funding to state and local water conservation and reuse projects. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) less 
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Wed, Feb 19, 2014 8:17 PM EST