California Eases Water Conservation Targets, Keeps Ban on Some Water Uses

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at 9:30 AM
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California water officials say they are planning to get rid of the statewide mandatory water conservation targets put in place last year in response to the historic drought. At the same time, Jerry Brown issued an executive order that will make some water use prohibitions permanent, including the ban on hosing down sidewalks and excessive watering of lawns. The proposed rule changes come after El Nino has provided some drought relief to Northern California, while Southern California remains parched. Forum discusses the state of the drought and what the new plan means for water conservation in California.

Guests:

Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control Board

Paul Rogers, managing editor of KQED's Science unit; environment writer for the San Jose Mercury News

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