Monday Top of the Scroll: California drought – Santa Clara County residents falling far short of water conservation target
When it comes to California’s worsening drought, Santa Clara County residents are falling far short in conserving water. On June 9, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the county’s main wholesale water provider, declared a drought emergency and asked all 2 million county residents to cut water use by 15% from 2019 levels as local reservoirs dropped alarmingly and state and federal water agencies reduced water deliveries. But new numbers out Friday show that instead of hitting the 15% target, residents saved 0% in June — essentially using the same amount of water as they did in June 2019.
- Marin Independent Journal: Marin Municipal Water District shelves desalination option
- The Mendocino Voice: Mendocino County Drought Update: Moving Water Across County Would Prove Costly
- San Mateo Daily Journal: Amid drought, experts look at holistic approach to water use
- NPR: Listen - In California, 1 state is seeing 2 drastically different responses to the drought