Water demand spikes despite pleas from local agencies to conserve

Demand for water in May and June this year was 5 percent higher than during the same period last year, dropping key reservoirs throughout California to their lowest levels since 1994, officials said.
Mandatory restrictions are likely to be enforced next year if the demand doesn't slow, said Eric Bergh, manager of resources for Calleguas Municipal Water District, which serves most of Ventura County.
The light snow pack, high temperatures and wasteful urban runoff are co...

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