California makes water cuts mandatory

April 1, 2015 7:38 PM

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California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water usage Wednesday, citing a record-low mountain snowpack and years of drought.

"Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action," Brown said at a press conference at the Sierra-Tahoe ski area. "As Californians, we must pull together and save water in every way possible."

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