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Southern California residents face outdoor watering restrictions

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Southern California’s gigantic water supplier has taken the unprecedented step of requiring about six-million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a week

VERBATIM: The board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has declared a water shortage emergency. It’s requiring the 26 water agencies it supplies to implement the cutback on June 1 and enforce it or face hefty fines. The MWD relies on water from the Colorado River and the State Water Project to supply 40% of the state population. But the State Water Project expects to provide only 5% of its usual allocation.

 

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