California Governor Mandates Water Cuts of 25%

April 2, 2015

MarketWatch reports that California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered “unprecedented mandatory water cuts” across the state.

The state’s water control board clarified that the mandate does not mean mandatory rationing for households.

The mandate came after the latest measurements of the state’s mountain snowpack, which accounts for approximately a third of California’s water supply, revealed a record low of 5 percent of normal for this time of year.

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