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Feb 13

State Water Board extends emergency drought regulations through October 2016

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm by Clay Curtin

On Feb. 2, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution extending the current drought regulations through Oct. 31, 2016. The resolution also responds to certain factors that influence water use in different parts of the state, including a hotter-than-average climate, population growth and significant investments in new local, drought resilient water sources such as wastewater reuse and desalination. The regulation will be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law, which will review and approve or deny the regulation. If approved, the regulation will take effect immediately and remain in effect for 270 days from the approval date.

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