Regulator warns state water cutbacks may return - KSBY.com | San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Area News

Regulator warns state water cutbacks may return

Posted: Updated:

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - State regulators say they fear some water districts in drought-stricken California have abandoned conservation efforts as saving dropped off significantly.
The State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday reported how much water Californian saved in August. California is entering a possible sixth year of drought.
The board reports that Californians saved less than 18 percent in August, down by nearly 10 percent from a year earlier.
Board Chair Felicia Marcus says some districts' conservation measures have slipped more than seems prudent.
Last winter delivered a near-average amount of rain and snow mostly in Northern California, but it wasn't enough to end the long dry spell.
Regulators relaxed state-mandated savings, turning over conservation to local districts.
Officials warn that it may have to return to state-mandated conservation that required savings of up to 25 percent.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Doppler Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KSBY.com 2018, KSBY.com
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?