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See which California cities are conserving the most water

By Phillip Reese - preese@sacbee.com

Although water use in Sacramento has dropped, the city’s failure to meet its goals may lead to more drastic cutbacks.
Although water use in Sacramento has dropped, the city’s failure to meet its goals may lead to more drastic cutbacks. Sacramento Bee file

California residents cut their water use by 10 percent between June and April compared to 2013 but conservation varied widely across the state.

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory, statewide cutbacks of 25 percent from June through February as compared to 2013.

Mandatory conservation targets for individual communities range from 4 percent to 36 percent, depending on how much water used per person.

Inland areas that use more water per person tended to show the biggest drops in consumption. Coastal areas that sip water tended to post modest declines.

This graphic shows water use cuts between June and April and conservation targets at the 100 largest water agencies in California.

Source: State Water Resources Control Board | Bee research 

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