The federal government’s forestry program has been hit with a new round of criticism over its handling of the drought.
The U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday it has ordered two more water trucks to return to its service area, after they failed to arrive for nearly two months.
The drought has prompted an outcry among conservationists who have criticized the agency for not addressing water shortages in the area.
The agency said it is looking into the incident and has also ordered additional water trucks.
The decision to bring back the water trucks came after a meeting of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday.
It was the first time the panel had discussed water shortages during the drought, which has hit the region hard.
It is not clear how many trucks were affected by the lack of trucks.
The agency said there were no immediate plans to add new trucks.