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Californians slacking off on saving water amid continued drought

Even as California slogs toward the end of a fifth year of drought, residents have begun saving less water, prompting state regulators to call Wednesday for greater conservation and threaten new sanctions if the situation doesn’t improve. About 60 percent of the state remains mired in “severe” or “extreme” drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a public-private partnership that evaluates water conditions.
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