Thursday Top of the Scroll: With drought worsening, should California have much tougher water restrictions?
When Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Californians to voluntarily conserve water last week as he stood in front of the retreating shoreline at Lopez Lake in San Luis Obispo County, some must have had déjà vu. It was only six years ago when former Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a field near Lake Tahoe that was bereft of normally plentiful snow and called for water restrictions amid the state’s punishing years-long drought. … As Californians wonder when mandatory water restrictions might be coming, officials and experts including those who played roles in addressing the 2012-2016 drought say the pace and strategy of Newsom’s current response sufficiently incorporates insights gained from the past.
- SF Gate: How likely are new mandatory water restrictions in San Francisco?
- KSBY: SLO County supervisors declare local drought emergency
- The Pioneer Online: California’s Historic $5.1B Drought
- Santa Barbara Independent: County Board of Supervisors Proclaims Local Emergency Caused by Drought Conditions
- Action News Now: Chico Businesses Working To Conserve Water In Drought
- Marin Independent Journal: West Marin water supplier could tap emergency drinking water tank
- EdHat: Voluntary Conservation Called For As Drought Conditions Place Extra Demand On Water Supply