California’s urban areas should prepare to keep conserving water until at least next fall, Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday.
In a new executive order, the governor said that if the drought continues through January, mandatory water cuts will remain in effect until October.
Brown’s original order, issued in April, was effective only until February.
The governor’s decision comes as California prepares for a potentially wet winter, courtesy of an El Niño storm system. Recent forecasts show the rains could stretch into Northern California, where precipitation is needed to blanket the mountains with snow and restore depleted reservoirs.
Source: Chris Megerian, LA Times, November 13, 2015