Drought: California Imposes First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

April 1, 2015 6:59 PM

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California’s governor issued unprecedented mandatory water restrictions for the entire state on Wednesday, in the face of a persistent drought that is growing dire.

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. directed the State Water Resources Control Board to cut the state’s water usage by 25% by enacting a series of water reduction practices, which could translate to savings of about 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months. The plan would include replacing 50 m...

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