California adopts water restrictions as drought prevails

The action comes as Californians have failed to meet Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a voluntary 15% reduction in water use compared to last year. Between July and November, the state’s water usage went down just 6%.

Despite snow, California still in drought

California’s mountain snow holds 160% of the water it normally does this time of year, state water officials announced Thursday, marking a strong start to the drought-stricken state’s traditionally wet winter season.

MWD declares drought emergency

The Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors declared a drought emergency on Nov. 10, 2021, calling on local water suppliers to implement all conservation measures possible to reduce usage. FOX 11's Bob DeCastro reports.