The state is now grappling with a massive dam spillway glitch in the Sierra foothills.
The massive blaze is still just 18 percent contained.
The fire is only 10 percent contained.
With water such an essential part of every farmer's life and well-being, and with water wars being waged in drought-ravaged California, calm, even-handed Karen Ross is in a perfect place to ensure that farmers get what they need today while water resources are preserved.
People and wildlife alike are fleeing the blazes fueled by dry brush, high heat and low humidity.
Donald Trump's denial of the California drought flies in the face of science, but it could gain traction.