Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Statewide Water Drought Declared by Gov. Schwarzenegger

Our June member drive is live: protect this resource!
Right now, we need your help during our short June member drive to keep the local news you read here every day going. This has been a challenging year, but with your help, we can get one step closer to closing our budget gap. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

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
Support for LAist comes from
strictly enforced.

Photo by porkfork6 via Flickr

Most Read