On Monday, the office of Fresno County Supervisor for District 2, Steve Brandau, released a statement saying the county has joined many others requesting assistance from the state.
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Kings, Merced, Madera, and Tulare counties are among the others asking for the drought declaration.
State Senator and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Andreas Borgeas will be presenting the letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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The move comes after the state department of water resources announced just weeks ago that the state water project allocation to Fresno County farmers would be only 5% of requested water supplies.