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California Drought Prompts Unprecedented Water Conservation Efforts

by the Huffington Post


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…”This is the most serious drought we’ve faced in modern times,” said Felicia Marcus, chairwoman of the State Water Resources

Control Board. “We need to conserve what little we have to use later in the year, or even in future years.” State Department

of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin said there simply is not enough water in the system to meet the needs of

farmers, cities and the conservation efforts that are intended to save dwindling populations of salmon and other fish throughout

Northern California. For perspective, California would have to experience heavy rain and snowfall every other day from now until

May to get the state back to its average annual precipitation totals, according to the Department of Water Resources. “These actions

will protect us all in the long run,” Cowin said during a news conference that included numerous state and federal officials, including

those from wildlife and agricultural agencies. Friday’s announcement came after Gov. Jerry Brown’s official drought declaration in

mid-January, a decision that cleared the way for state and federal agencies to coordinate efforts to preserve water and send it where

it is needed most. The governor urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent. It also reflects the severity of the dry

conditions in the nation’s most populous state. Officials say 2013 was the state’s driest calendar year since records started being kept,

and this year is heading in the same direction.”

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