How Did California Do in Meeting State-Mandated Water Conservation in Its Hottest June on Record?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — California residents as a whole not only met the mandate to reduce water use by 25 percent while the state endures a historic drought, but, overall, they exceeded it.

According to the State Water Resources Control Board, nearly two-thirds of the 411 local agencies hit or nearly reached savings targets, averaging a 27 percent reduction in June — the warmest June on record — compared to 2013 data.

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