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Statewide Water Drought Declared by Gov. Schwarzenegger

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Today, Governor Schwarzenegger declared a statewide water drought and ordered immediate action to address the issue. Via the Sacramento Bee:

The Republican governor will sign an executive order that seeks to accelerate water transfers to shortage areas, pursue federal assistance and improve coordination between government agencies. The order does not impose statewide water rationing but attempts to reduce water use by bolstering state and local conservation programs

Locally, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will be deciding on passing a "water supply alert," which would bring SoCal one step closer to water rationing. Within Los Angeles, water use laws are starting to be more
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