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California Is Getting Like Iraq, Only Drier

by | 7th, June 2007

THERE’S a drought in California. Why does anyone live there? Enjoy your foamy baths, good Britishers…

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles residents were urged on Wednesday to take shorter showers, reduce lawn sprinklers and stop throwing trash in toilets in a bid to cut water usage by 10 percent in the driest year on record.

With downtown Los Angeles seeing a record low of 4 inches

of rain since July 2006 — less than a quarter of normal — and with a hot, dry summer ahead, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the city needed “to change course and conserve water to steer clear of this perfect storm.”



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