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California mandatory water restrictions include replacing 50 million square feet of lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping

Arthur White 1912 LawnsPhoto by Arthur White, 1912.

‘This historic drought demands unprecedented action’

By Arielle Duhaime-Ross
The Verge
April 1, 2015

Excerpt:

California’s ongoing drought isn’t letting up. As a result, Governor Edmund Brown announced today that California will enforce statewide water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history. The actions are meant to reduce the state’s water usage by 25 percent, the governor said in a statement.

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow,” Governor Brown said. “Therefore, I’m issuing an executive order mandating substantial water reductions across our state.”

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