California drought prompts water restrictions

Houseboats on lake near La Grange, California, USA (Getty)

Houseboats on lake near La Grange, California, USA (Getty)


A historic four-year drought in California has prompted water restrictions from the state government.

Cities and towns in America’s most populous state have been ordered to reduce their water usage by 25 percent.

Californians will be asked to reduce watering lawns, washing cars and even taking showers.

The action comes as the winter snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is at near record lows, which the state heavily relies on for its summer water supply.

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