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Catholic bishops pray to relieve drought

January 8th, 2014 - Comments Off

SACRAMENTO, California — The California Conference of Catholic Bishops reportedly called for divine intervention Tuesday as California goes through what appears to be its third straight dry winter.

People of all faiths were asked by the bishops to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.

Some cities already are restricting water use, while prospects for another dry summer have raised alarm about agriculture and wildfires.

The first Sierra Nevada snow survey of the winter last week found the water content in the statewide snowpack to be just 20 percent of average for this time of year.