Water restrictions without precedent in California


“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action. (…) As Californians, we must pull together and save water in every way possible.” he said in a statement. Snow built up over the winter provides an important measure of the amount of water that will be available for California’s taps and irrigation systems in the months to come. And at this moment there is not enough snow. It’s even the lowest snow pack on record going back 70-plus years. Some locations in the Sierra Nevada are at 2 percent of what would be considered normal levels of snowpack over a 30-year period. Businesses, farms and people in California were asked to cut water use by 20 percent. Previously, a drought State of Emergency was declared in January. At


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