California Drought News. Water Usage Declining?


Californians have significantly reduced their water usage. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

“Earlier this year, the Central California city of Fresno had a problem.

California’s drought was dragging on and the city had among the strictest watering restrictions in the state. The city had a long-standing history of trying to cut water use, but despite its efforts, 3,000 people were still watering their yards everyday in March.

“So we did kind of a social experiment,” Fresno spokesman Mark Standriff told BuzzFeed News Wednesday. “We sent out two different kinds of postcards.”

In one of Fresno’s postcards, a friendly cartoon character smiled at suspected water wasters against a blue and bubbly background.”

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