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.
- 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.