Californians Reduced Water Use In June by 27.3 Percent

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Californians Reduced Water Use In June by 27.3 Percent

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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CA exceeds Gov. Brown's mandate, reducing #water use by 27.3% in June http://bit.ly/1M1opxs via @Justmeans

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California is in the midst of its fourth straight year of drought, the worst one on record. The majority of the state is in exceptional drought, the worst category. Reservoirs are dangerously low and the dry conditions are causing wildfires across the state. 

Despite the depressing conditions of the drought, there is some good news. In June, Californians reduced water use by 27.3 percent, exceeding Governor Jerry’s Brown’s 25 percent mandate. Californians managed to reduce water use despite June being a month with record breaking heat throughout much of the state. It was the hottest June on record. 

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.”

Keywords: Environment | California | Governor Jerry Brown | Justmeans | Reduction | drought | water use

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