California drought: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to $500 – San Jose Mercury News

California drought: New water restrictions carry penalty of up to 0 - San Jose Mercury News

“California is in the worst drought we’ve seen in our grandparents’ generation or beyond,” said Felicia Marcus, the water board’s chairwoman. “Fields are going fallow. Thousands of people are going to be out of work. There are communities that are out of water — they’re bathing out of buckets and water trucks are coming in to help them.”But many parts of California don’t seem to realize how bad it is,” she said, “because they are so far away from their source of water. We are all in this together, and this is not a time to waste water.”

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