Who Uses The Most Water In Southern California

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 12.44.59 PMAll of California is in a formidable dry spell (most recently the shockingly nonexistent snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas) which has convinced the state to finally do something about it. Last thursday, Governor Brown announced California’s first mandatory, statewide water restrictions, which require everyone to cut back by 25 percent. About 75 percent of the state’s water is used by agriculture businesses, but these new regulations focus more on residential use, like when lawns and medians can be watered. It’s clear though, with one look at this interactive map from the New York Times and that some residencies are definitely water hogging.

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