California governor extends water conservation order

Reuters: California Governor Jerry Brown has extended his executive order requiring residents to conserve water as the state readies for a fifth year of drought. The order gives state water officials greater authority to deal with drought conditions and to cope with potential winter storms from El Nino, a periodic warming of ocean surface temperatures. Brown's office announced the order on Friday. Brown has ordered communities throughout the state to reduce water use 25 percent this year in the first-ever......

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