Historic California drought prompts first-ever mandatory water restriction

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Imagine having to cut your water consumption by a quarter. Millions of Californians are now having to do just that as the state faces a historic water shortage. It’s the first time the state has imposed involuntary cutbacks. CCTV America’s May Lee filed this report from Los Angeles.

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Historic California drought prompts first-ever mandatory water restriction

Historic California drought prompts first-ever mandatory water restriction

Imagine having to cut your water consumption by a quarter. Millions of Californians are now having to do just that as the state faces a historic water shortage. It's the first time the state has imposed involuntary cutbacks.CCTV America's May Lee filed this report from Los Angeles.

Highlights:

  • For the first time, the Governor of California has ordered a 25 percent reduction in water consumption.
  • The mandatory edicts also calls for replacing 50 million acres of lawn with drought tolerant landscaping.
  • The agricultural industry in California uses 80 percent of the state’s water.