California suffering through driest three years ever recorded, with no relief in sight.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 2014 was the driest three-year period on record, with California expected to experience its fourth driest year ever.
But despite the severe weather conditions, not everyone in the state is complaining or complaining about the drought.
That’s what a group of locals are doing. They’re protesting the lack of water at the state headquarters in Sacramento and at other state facilities.
So far, they’ve built a huge water tank just for the protest.
This is the second time the group has protested the state’s water drought, with the first time taking place last year.
The protest is getting a lot of media coverage, with reporters from FOX, KTVU, CBS3 and KCAL-TV in Sacramento. But it’s not even the first time these protests have been noticed.
In 2010, after the last time California experienced a drought, the group held a protest at the same location. That time, they had a couple thousand people in attendance.
This time, the numbers are much smaller.
People in the group are trying to show their support for the state and encourage others to do the same.
“We want to do something good for the people that can’t do anything about it,” said John Poremba, a leader of the protest. “There’s a lot of people in this state that think they can keep living the way we were living until the end of time.”
The group is doing their best to keep the protest at the same location every time.
“This may be the only time this year that I’ll be making the trip to Sacramento to protest the drought, but that’s what’s important,” Poremba said.
There are a few restrictions set out in the protest’s Facebook page.
“You can only bring what you take out, if you don’t take it you’re breaking the law,” Poremba said. “And if you break it you can’t claim it as a water gift.”
Poremba is leading the protest along with four others.