California prepares for 3rd dry year after few winter storms

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California Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot calls for water conservation during a news conference in Sacramento, Thursday, March 10. State water officials are preparing to tell major urban and agricultural water agencies Friday, March 18, that they’ll get even less water from state supplies than the small amount they were promised at the start of the year. Crowfoot said that local or regional governments might issue their own mandatory water restrictions. AP photo/Rich Pedroncelli photo
Kathleen RonayneThe Associated PressDrought-stricken California is facing another year of parched conditions and pleas for conservation as the winter comes to a close with little of the hoped-for rain and snow.A wet December that dumped snow in the mountains fueled optimism as 2022 began, but the state may end this month with the distinction of the driest January through March in at least a century. State water officials are preparing to tell major urban and agricultural water agencies Friday that they will get even less water from state supplies than the small amount they were promised to start the year, and major reservoirs remain well below their normal levels.Meanwhile, Californians’ water use went up in January despite calls for conservation. Gov. Gavin Newsom stop
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