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No More Water From Nor. Cal., State Says

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Low water levels at the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino (Photo byJustin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Despite the light drizzle that tickled the Southland this week, we’re still very much in a drought. The State Water Project announced Friday it would be closing the faucet on water we get from Northern California.The State Water Project hasn’t cut off its supply in more than five decades, CBSLA reports. In one of the driest California winters on record and with reservoirs depleted, officials say the move is necessary.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared the drought official Jan. 17. But thanks to efforts over the past couple of decades, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California says there’s enough in storage in Southern California to get us through the year without mandatory rationing.

Still, Brown urges all California residents to cut water usage by 20%, so go easy on those marathon showers.

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