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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and said he would consider mandatory water rationing in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year.

As many as 95,000 agricultural jobs will be lost, communities will be devastated and some growers in the most economically productive farm state simply are not able to plant, state officials said, calling the current drought the most expensive ever.

Schwarzenegger, eager to build controversial dams as well as more widely backed water recycling programs, called on cities to cut back water use or face the first ever mandatory state restrictions as soon as the end of the month.

"California faces its third consecutive year of drought and we must prepare for the worst -- a fourth, fifth or even sixth year of drought," Schwarzenegger said in a statement, adding that recent storms were not enough to save the state.

He called on urban water users to cut consumption by 20 percent and state agencies to implement a water reduction plan. Meanwhile, the state of emergency will let planners fast-track some infrastructure building.

READ MORE: http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2737316820090228?sp=true
 

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This could cause some produce shortages nation wide...
Considering the Feds are already restricting Delta water to the central valley farmers, yes, it might.
For at least most of this you can thanks the environazis who have been adamant about not letting there be any dams or reservoirs built in California for about 40 years.

The upside is I now have a new excuse to shower with the wife.....I likes me a shower with the wife :D:
 

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Hey, at least he's thinking ahead...
 
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