Officials Urge SoCal Residents to Save Water as Reservoirs Reach Historical Lows

As California’s drought continues to worsen, the board of Southern California’s regional water wholesale issued a Water Supply Alert, urging residents to conserve water.    The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) met on Aug. 17 to discuss the alert as the state continues to be impacted by drought with reservoirs dropping to historic lows in both the Colorado River and the Northern Sierra.   “The Colorado River is sending us a clear message: conserve, reuse, and recycle,” Metropolitan General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said in an Aug. 16 statement. “The river has been a lifeline for Southern California for more than 80 years. The shortage announcement moves the river into a new era and reinforces the need for Southern Californians to use less water to preserve this critical supply … A further lowering in the reservoir could trigger a required contribution from Metropolitan in the near future.”    Hagekhalil warned residents about the impact of low reservoir levels a day …

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