A decade ago, California was struggling with one of the worst droughts in history.
Its economy was reeling from the devastating 2008-2009 drought that wiped out almost half the state’s agricultural industry.
But last year, the state recorded its second-lowest year in five years.
The drought, which lasted from mid-January to mid-March, caused the state to record just 3.1 inches of rain in the year.
And that came as a direct result of California’s new $4.3 billion water management plan, which calls for more pumping and more watering of the state and surrounding areas.
With more than 30% of the country’s water used for agriculture, California’s drought was unprecedented, and a game changer for the nation’s economy.
But the drought also had a devastating effect on California’s cities, which saw their populations shrink by more than 20% from 2010 to 2015, according to the U-M’s report.
As a result, the city of San Jose has been experiencing a record low unemployment rate of 4.4% in 2017, and the number of households without homes has been declining.
While the drought is impacting the state as a whole, the region’s worst hit areas are among those most affected by it.
The region’s cities have also experienced significant economic damage, with the number and size of vacant homes growing, according.
The Los Angeles County city of Los Angeles recorded a 25% increase in vacant homes last year from a year earlier, while the number is still growing, the report said.
The numbers for the region are likely to continue to grow as the months pass and the months grow longer, according the report.
The economic devastation is likely to have been worse in California’s poorer neighborhoods.
San Jose saw the most severe economic decline of any city in the state, the UMA’s report said, as well as the worst drought conditions for the city’s housing stock.
In fact, the unemployment rate in the city has increased by over 50% in the past decade, the worst increase in the country.
But there is a silver lining to the economic devastation in California.
The state has been working hard to help those impacted by the drought, particularly its agricultural and manufacturing sectors.
In the past year, California has received $7 billion in aid from the federal government and the state has pledged to receive $6.2 billion more this year.