California orders first-ever mandatory water reductions

April 2, 2015 2:43 AM

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California orders first-ever mandatory water reductions

SAN FRANCISCO – Drought-ravaged California took drastic steps Wednesday to preserve what water it still has by ordering historic statewide measures that slash use for highway medians and golf courses and replace millions of acres of lawn with drought-resistant landscaping.

Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a brown patch of Sierra Nevada that should be buried in snow to announce a broad-based initiative to reduce water use by 25%, or 1.5 million acre-feet, over the next nine months. "It's a different world," Brown said. "We have to act differently."

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