Drought-conscious Californians surpassed Gov. Jerry Brown's conservation goal in August, cutting their water use 27 percent compared to the same period in 2013, according to state data released Thursday. Conservation, though, dipped a bit for the first time since Brown's order took effect. The latest numbers underscore concern that California's water-savings zeal could fade during the cooler, wetter winter months and especially in those that follow.READ MORE ►
'We can't relax'
Californians meet water target — again — with 27% cut