The drought has already claimed more than 5 million acres of cropland and led to the loss of more than 4 million acres worth of native grassland.
Some experts say that number could rise.
The California Department of Water Resources estimates that drought-related damage to the state’s natural resources has already exceeded $300 billion.
The state has spent billions on agricultural conservation programs and has helped more than 30 million Californians recover from severe droughts.
But experts warn that even if the state continues to recover, it could still face significant challenges in managing the drought.
Some areas may have little water in the ground to grow crops.
Others may have lost crops in areas that were not hit hard enough.
Some of the drought’s biggest threats to the environment could be the drought-induced fires that have destroyed tens of thousands of homes and businesses across California.
These fires, which have already destroyed more than 2,000 structures, have also caused significant flooding, water shortages and crop loss.
The fires have forced millions of people to leave their homes.
“We’re facing the worst natural disaster we’ve ever had, and it’s happening at the very moment we need the most help,” said Jeffery Cappelli, a drought expert with the nonprofit organization Climate Central.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there could be more than 12 million acres lost in California as a result of fires.
There are no reliable statistics on how many homes have been destroyed or how much water has been lost.
Many communities have had to relocate and cut back on services, such as water and electricity.
Some residents have also resorted to food shortages, which can cause shortages in supplies of water and medicine.
“It’s a lot of water, a lot,” said Tammi Kowalski, who lives in the San Jose, California, area.
“If you’re living with the effects of the fire, you’re going to have to start looking at ways to conserve water, especially as we move forward.”
Many of the people who live in coastal communities rely on water from the Sierra Nevada and coastal rivers for drinking, cooking and other essential services.
Many of these communities also rely on natural habitat, which they say they’ve lost in the past few years.
“You’re going through a process of recovery,” Kowalaski said.
“And you’re looking at this as a natural disaster, not as a federal agency.
You can’t just say, ‘Oh, it’s going to take us a while.'”
Some experts are also worried about the impact the drought has on wildlife.
In some places, native wildlife like deer and elk have been killed in drought-affected areas.
In one such area, the Santa Clara River is so dry it’s not even possible to draw a current.
Scientists estimate that as many as 50 percent of the endangered Northern spotted owl population could be wiped out if it were to become extinct.
The National Park Service, which manages the Santa Clarita River, estimates that at least two-thirds of the spotted owl’s population could go extinct.
California has also lost millions of acres of land to wildfires in recent years.
A recent report by the U.N. Environment Program estimated that about 15 million acres had burned in California over the past 20 years, or about 3 percent of its landmass.
California is also losing land due to sea level rise, which is expected to rise as the planet warms.
“Sea level rise is expected by the end of the century to significantly impact coastal areas and ecosystems,” according to the U,N.
Scientists have also estimated that a major portion of California’s rivers and streams could disappear by 2100 due to rising sea levels.
The damage to water resources and human health has been devastating for many residents.
“In the last 20 years there has been a loss of 1.3 million homes and an additional 2.7 million acres in California that are in need of water,” said Ken Brown, executive director of the California Water Resource Coalition, which advocates for water conservation.
“That’s an enormous amount of land that would have to be restored.
That’s a very big commitment.”
Brown said that in some cases, water restrictions have prevented people from finding water or cooking.
“They’re looking for a way to survive, and you don’t have to eat if you don, but they’re trying to find ways to do that,” Brown said.
The drought also has had an impact on the climate.
In recent years, the United States has been the only major country in the world to experience the kind of heat waves that have been happening in parts of the world, such to South America and the United Kingdom.
“The last few weeks have been incredibly hot, but we haven’t had a heat wave like this in the United State in decades,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist with Penn State University.
“People are adapting and taking precautions and trying