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[pct-l] Siskiyou and Modoc counties get drought aid

The PCT travels through Siskiyou and Modoc counties in northern California


 Two counties get drought aid

 Gov. Gray Davis declared a state of emergency in Siskiyou and Modoc counties
 yesterday because of drought conditions in the Klamath Basin.

 He ordered the Office of Emergency Services to give water districts up to $5
 million to drill new wells or increase the use of existing groundwater in the greater
 Tulelake area to help make up for the lack of rainfall. That won't only help farmers
 and ranchers, but protect topsoil that would otherwise turn to dust and blow
 away, Davis said in his proclamation.

 The counties have had more than $73 million in agricultural losses, the governor's
 office said.
Brick Robbins  

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