Los Angeles and other California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor’s statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.
Southern California may still be a little soggy, but officials said Friday it will take far more rain and conservation to end the state’s four-year drought.
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California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought.
California’s water board said Tuesday that residents saved less water in February than in any other month since it began tracking conservation efforts last summer.
Gov. Jerry Brown called on cities this week to cut water consumption by 25 percent to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.
With new state-mandated water restrictions, every Californian has to be water-wise and a small community in Southern California is leading the way by going to extremes to conserve water.
State water officials Tuesday voted in favor of new changes for water usage as California heads into a fourth drought year.
A popular San Fernando Valley golf course is joining a citywide effort to conserve water.
Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Kelp in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of the most important kelp forest regions on the West Coast, have been hit hard. Kelp forests there have suffered a 76 percent decline over the past century.
Angelenos have made some cutbacks to water use during the statewide drought, but California officials say the Southland can do even more to conserve.
Addressing California’s longstanding water problems will take tens of billions of dollars more and a large dose of political compromise, but the epic drought may provide new motivation, Gov. Jerry Brown told a Stanford University water conference on Monday.
It was not immediately known what specific steps Mayor Garcetti would be ordering in terms of increased conservation or enforcement of water usage.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is stepping up enforcement efforts to promote water conservation during the statewide drought.