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State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians
State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians

Anticipating a seasonal spike in summertime water usage, California’s Water Resources Control Board released a modified set of proposed conservation restrictions Saturday that would take effect in June. State water board officials emphasized that making major water use cuts during the coming summer months would be critical to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate of a 25% reduction in urban water use statewide. Cutting back on outdoor irrigation during the summer remains a top priority, board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said. The board will begin tracking compliance in June, and that will mean performing monthly checks on the more than 400 urban water agencies to make sure they...

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