California officials urge residents to conserve water
Last Updated: 57 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California officials sent out a warning for residents to conserve water.
Experts say a lack of rainfall and increased usage has created a water shortage and potential drought conditions.
The past two consecutive years have been the driest on record.
Some water districts are offering subsidies to those who use water-saving devices, like efficient toilets, sprinklers and shower heads.
Typically, about half of a household's water use is concentrated outside, so officials are urging everyone to switch to native plants that don't require much water.
California depends on the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta to provide fresh water for more than 25 million Californians.
The delta also provides most of the water to California's agricultural industry.
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