Californians stepped up their water conservation in July, using 10.4% less than two years ago as the state struggles with a years-long drought, state water officials said Wednesday. July marks the first full month that new conservation rules like a ban on watering decorative grass were in effect, which state water officials said helped make a difference. Water use started to trend down in June after a bump in April and May.
- The Sacramento Bee: How’s California drought during record-breaking heat wave?
- Northern California Public Radio: Drought conditions worsening