As Drought Worsens, Californians Failing to Conserve Water

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In July, as a response to the worsening drought, Governor Gavin Newsom asked the people of California to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15%. But so far, Californians have only reduced water consumption by less than 2 %.

Reporter: Ezra David Romero, KQED

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Reporter: Tara Atrian, KCRW

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Reporter: Madi Bolanos, Valley Public Radio

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