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Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions
Drought Watch: A dry winter could mean tougher restrictions

What will happen with water restrictions if California doesn't get significant rain and snow this winter? The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides the Southland with imported supplies from Northern California and the Colorado River, would probably ration deliveries to local agencies by increasing the price of water purchased in excess of a base amount. Metropolitan last did that during the 2007-09 drought. Local water districts would, in turn, impose tougher water restrictions on customers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this month asked Angelenos to reduce their water use by 20%. If they don't, Garcetti said, the city will further limit outdoor...

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