Some emergency drought rules might be eased, but don't start hosing down sidewalks

May 9, 2016 9:15 PM

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After a rainy winter in many of California’s key watersheds, state regulators are recommending changes in emergency drought rules that would allow communities to ease or even drop mandatory conservation targets that have been in effect for much of the past year.

“We’re making a shift that recognizes supply conditions have improved,” Max Gomberg, conservation manager for the State Water Resources Control Board, said Monday.

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