Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sierra Nada

Gov. Jerry Brown imposes the first mandatory water restrictions in state history to deal with the drought

Sierra Nevada snowpack. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

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New York Times

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered mandatory water use reductions for the first time in California's history, saying the state's four-year drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter of record-low snowfalls. Brown, in an executive order, directed the State Water Resources Control Board to impose a 25 percent reduction on the state's 400 local water supply agencies, which serve 90 percent of residents, over the next year.

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Christian Science Monitor

Who might feel new water restrictions the most?

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KCRA Sacramento

What you need to know about the mandatory cuts

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USA Today

Farmers not as impacted by new drought rules

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Maven's Notebook

Agencies discuss their role in addressing drought

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Los Angeles Times

Gov. Brown called for 25% water cuts in the 1970s

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