Water officials turn up the heat on conservation measures

Las Virgenes district enters Stage 3 drought alert

PRECIOUS RESOURCE--Officials say a drip irrigation system, like this one demonstrated at a Triunfo Water and Sanitation District workshop last month, can help save water as the drought intensifies. ROB VARELA/Acorn Newspapers

Despite the pre-Halloween “atmospheric river” that dumped nearly 8 trillion gallons of rain in Northern and Central California, reservoirs feeding the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District saw relatively little precipitation. Local communities got less than 1 inch.

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