Via PBS News Hour:
JEFFREY BROWN: And joining us now from California is the state's secretary of food and agriculture, Karen Ross.
Thanks for joining us.
So, how bad, first, generally, is the situation from where you sit?
KAREN ROSS, California Secretary of Food and Agriculture: Well, it is very serious.
And we know that the statistics are telling us that it is at least as serious as 1977, which at that time was the most severe drought on record. As of today, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, about 62 percent of California is under extreme...