California cut water use by 31 percent in July amid drought, Redding misses target

Aug 27, 2015 2:19 PM by News Staff

State officials say California cities cut their water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown's statewide mandate to conserve, but Redding and Red Bluff continue to miss their targets.

The state's Water Resources Control Board released the most recent figures Thursday. The governor has ordered cities to use 25 percent less as California endures a fourth year of drought.

In June, the state conserved by 27 percent compared with 2013, the year before Brown declared a drought emergency.

In the North State, Chico used 43.3 percent less water than July 2013. Redding was ordered to cut usage by 36 percent, but missed the goal by 4.4 percent. Red Bluff and Anderson also missed their water usage targets.

Other North State water districts to exceed their conservation targets were Oroville, Paradise, Marysville, Willows, Bella Vista and Del Oro.

Action News Now Reporter Angela Musallam will have a full report on the North State water conservation efforts tonight at 5 and 6 p.m.


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