California looks at easing drought cuts after wet winter

May 9, 2016 8:15 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO — California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state’s five-year drought, water officials said Monday.

Members of the state Water Resources Control Board - czars of the state’s drought emergency program - will decide May 18 whether to remove the 11-month-old statewide order.

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