Gov. Jerry Brown’s order to reduce water use applies mainly to residential and urban use, which accounts for less than 15 percent of the state’s total water supply. By contrast, agriculture consumes 80 percent of water used by people; yet Brown’s mandate places little burden – and no new restrictions – on agriculture.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s order to reduce water use applies mainly to residential and urban use, which accounts for less than 15 percent of the state’s total water supply. By contrast, agriculture consumes 80 percent of water used by people; yet Brown’s mandate places little burden – and no new restrictions – on agriculture. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Gov. Jerry Brown’s order to reduce water use applies mainly to residential and urban use, which accounts for less than 15 percent of the state’s total water supply. By contrast, agriculture consumes 80 percent of water used by people; yet Brown’s mandate places little burden – and no new restrictions – on agriculture. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

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