A widespread drought has prevailed in California since at least 2011, prompting the state government to impose mandatory water reductions statewide. The drought was likely underscored by 2011’s La Niña, which created a persistent high-pressure system off the West Coast. Over 71 percent of the state experienced extreme drought conditions, while 46 percent experienced exceptional drought, which is the most severe of the categories. The years of drought have directly impacted nature-based businesses in the state like Somes Bar’s Marble Mountain Ranch.

Marble Mountain Ranch is a family dude ranch that is famous for its “saddle and …read more

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