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Drought's not over folks! State officials worry about drop in water savings




The Uvas Reservoir is currently at 30% of its capacity.
The Uvas Reservoir is currently at 30% of its capacity.
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As California looks towards another year of drought, it seems that some parts of the state may be prematurely easing off their water conservation efforts.

State regulators at the Water Resources Control Board report that Californians saved less than 18 percent of water in August. The drop-off has raised concerns that municipalities may not be doing enough to conserve.

For more on the state of water conservation in California, Take Two’s A Martinez spoke with Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist at the State Water Resources Control Board.

To hear the full interview, click on the Blue Arrow above.