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Newsom declares statewide drought emergency

Original post made on Oct 20, 2021

Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water conservation, but authorized regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:01 PM

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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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My apologies if I missed it in the article, but what is Gavin Newsom doing besides declaring an emergency and talking about more mandates? Potentially to conserve water?
Is there anything that can be done/ is being done to bring fresh water in from other areas?
What about the ocean? desalination? Is anything being done in this regard?

Posted by Dan Waylonis
a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 20, 2021 at 5:18 pm

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Since agriculture consumes 80% of CA water, pricing water accurately would encourage greater efficiency and eliminate certain crops (I’m looking at you, rice grown in the Central Valley). Consumers cutting back significantly impacts total consumption minimally. This is all theater.

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