Marin Co. water officials to hold 'drought summit'

In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, a visitor to Folsom Lake, Calif., walks his dog down a boat ramp that is now several hundred yards away from the waters' edge. Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed California in a drought Friday Jan. 17, 2014, saying the state is in the midst of perhaps its worst dry spell in a century and the conditions are putting residents and their property in "extreme peril." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

January 27, 2014 1:04:38 PM PST
Water officials in Marin County will meet Tuesday in what's being billed as a drought summit.

The drought has cut Marin reservoir levels in half and has dried up 95 percent of the county's pasture land.

ABC7 News media partner The Marin Independent Journal says the summit will address the depletion of the local water supply and what to do about it.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency and is calling for a 20 percent voluntary cutback in water use.

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