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|December 17, 2017|
Californians backing down on water savings
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 18.8 percent in November, a slight decrease from October.
State-mandated conservation targets have been in place for 14 months.
The State Water Board said that Central and Southern California remain in drought conditions and the statewide snowpack is below average despite recent storms.
Although October through December rains in Northern California provided an encouraging start to the current water year. Much of the state has not recovered from the severe drought conditions that have persisted for the past four years.
Moreover, measurements by the Department of Water Resources indicate that the statewide snowpack is about 70 percent of average for early January.
The State Water Resources Control Board will present a staff proposal to extend emergency conservation regulations for public discussion on Jan. 18.
Story Date: January 18, 2017