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Water Rationing Possibly a Reality Later this Year

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With water from Sacramento affected by an environmental ruling over endangered fish, a dry winter this year and lowering waters in the Colorado river, Los Angeles and the region could be dealing with rationing in a few months from now. There are lots of unknowns, such as how severe this could be and if prices will drastically increase, but DWP could enact further phases of the current water law. "The second phase would ban water use four days a week," reported the Daily Breeze. "Further phases eventually cut off all outside watering." Get those drought resistant plants going! Oh wait, we all should have been doing that a long time ago.