California drought: State ignores Gavin Newsom’s conservation goal, increases water use

GILROY, CALIFORNIA – MAY 10: Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park in Gilroy, Calif., on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Drought? Californians apparently don’t care.

Last July, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought emergency and asked Californians to cut urban water use 15% compared to 2020 levels.

But in March, residents instead cranked up the taps, increasing urban water use a staggering 18.9% statewide compared to March 2020 — with even higher levels in Southern California, new data released Tuesday shows.

Water experts said Tuesday it might be disaster fatigue, an unusually dry spring or the lack

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