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

In response to numerous complaints, state regulators Saturday issued a revised plan for California's first-ever mandatory water cuts, emphasizing the need for urgent action as summer looms. The drought, which started in 2012, could persist for years, warned Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources Control Board. "We know we don't know when it will end," she said as the board released a revised blueprint for enforcing Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that Californians by next February reduce urban water use 25% compared with 2013 levels. The board's changes trimmed conservation targets for some communities with a track record of saving...

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