California Faces Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions as Drought Worsens

Lovin Jesus

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California is currently facing mandatory water restrictions as drought grips the state.

“Despite a wet start to the water year, conditions have dried out since that first storm and we are still planning for a below-average water year,” Karla Nemeth, director of the Department of Water Resources, said in a statement. “That means we need to prepare now for a dry winter and severe drought conditions to continue through 2022.

“If conditions continue to be this dry, we will see mandatory cutbacks,” she added.

California Governor Gavin Newsom expanded a statewide drought emergency in October which allowed the state water board to ban residents from hosing down driveways and overwatering lawns.

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