California cut water use 17.1% in January, falling short of target for the first time

LA Times: When Gov. Jerry Brown called for a statewide 25% cut in urban water use last April, drought-weary Californians snapped quickly into compliance. They slashed consumption enough to easily exceed Brown`s order for four straight months, cheering state water regulators. But as temperatures cooled and the calendar turned to fall, conservation slowed. And on Thursday, officials said the state`s cumulative water savings fell below 25% for the first time in eight months of reporting, to 24.8%. Officials......

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