Latest photography of California’s devastating drought emergency
California is currently experiencing a severe drought, and it's not over yet.
California has recently been experiencing a very serious drought, with many of the state’s reservoirs and waterways at fractions of their normal levels, and water shortages being reported across the state. During February, which is traditionally the rainy season, no measurable rain was recorded in Los Angeles County.
With the drought also comes a higher risk of wildfires, and California is braced for a record-breaking season that could top the 4.1 million acres of damage that occurred in 2020.
We bring you a gallery of some of the worst-affected areas.
San Gabriel Reservoir
Browns Ravine Cove
Folsom Lake Marina
Lime Saddle Marina
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James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs