Residents Asked to Call Mendocino Co Drought Hot Line

Men­do­cino County is ask­ing res­i­dents to call the county’s new drought hot­line to help offi­cials decide what kind of aid to request from the state. This week, Men­do­cino County became the first in the state to request drought assis­tance, cit­ing an immi­nent threat of dis­as­ter. The county also declared a local state of emer­gency dec­la­ra­tion. Lake County res­i­dents have been asked to con­serve water, and just yes­ter­day, the Willits City Coun­cil declared a Phase V Water Short­age Emer­gency, due to drought conditions.