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Central Coast farmers concerned over ‘extreme drought’ conditions happening throughout region

CENTRAL COAST Calif. – Farmers are concerned for their crops as dry conditions has worsen throughout the Central Coast.

Earlier this year, it started off a major storm. Ever since, farmers have not seen much rainfall.

According to the National Weather Service, the 'extreme drought' conditions has expanded throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County.

The entire state has seen an increase of a drought. The NWS said "the cumulative percent area of extreme to exceptional drought across CA increased from 74.46% to 85.20% this past week."

The National Weather Service said next week, there will be a peak heat for most of southwest California. This includes the Central Coast.

To view a full map of drought conditions, click here.

Community / Santa Barbara - South County / Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County / Weather News
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Karen Cruz-Orduña

Karen Cruz-Orduña is a reporter for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Karen, click here.

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