Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California drought: Summer is crucial for saving water, but conservation still ho-hum
Californians began paying more attention to their water use as summer arrived, but statewide conservation remains well short of what the governor has requested during the drought. In June, municipal water consumption dropped 7.6% compared to the same month in 2020, marking a second straight month of savings, according to state data released Tuesday, and parts of the Bay Area did considerably better. The four prior months, however, saw increases in water use, sometimes by double digits. … California has experienced three extraordinarily dry years, exacerbated by rising temperatures, that have left reservoirs low, groundwater diminished and alternative supplies like desalination pinched.
- Mercury News: California drought - Water conservation increasing statewide, Bay Area saving more than Southern California
- KTLA – Los Angeles: What you need to know about water restrictions and fines in Southern California
- Ventura County Star: Ventura County’s city-by-city guide to water-use restrictions amid California drought
- CBS News: Drought-friendly lawn makeovers take root among Santa Clara County homeowners