Metropolitan Water District calls for new water use restrictions for Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties

TEMECULA – The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved historic water usage restrictions for parts of Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties in response to worsening drought conditions in California. These mandatory restrictions do not currently apply to Riverside County or Rancho California Water District.Metropolitan Water District imports water from Northern California through the State Water Project and from the Colorado River. With limited rainfall and snowpack, the California Department of Water Resources reduced water allocation from the State Water Project to 5% of normal for Southern California. For 6 million people in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties who rely exclusively on imported water from the State Water Patrol and local
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