Conserve, Conserve, Conserve - Califonia Celebrates "Water Awareness Month"

Conserve, Conserve, Conserve - Califonia Celebrates "Water Awareness Month"

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Conserve, Conserve, Conserve - Califonia Celebrates "Water Awareness Month"

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lake-tahoe-dam-low-water-11-2007-smaller The California Water Awareness Campaign (CWAC) has been celebrating May as “Water Awareness Month” since 1989 and this year, the celebration is even more significant thanks to the third dry year in a row for California.- Just recently, the Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) released its final snow survey of the season indicating snowpack water content is 66 percent of normal for the date, statewide. Manual survey results taken today at four locations near Lake Tahoe, combined with electronic readings, put snowpack water content at 66 percent of normal in the Northern Sierra, 70 percent in the Central Sierra, and 61 percent in the Southern Sierra. With the Governor declaring a statewide drought emergency, educating Californians about using water wisely is a high priority for the CWAC and water agencies throughout the state. Jack Hawks, president of the CWAC Board of Directors and executive director of the California Water Association, says, “Many consumers need to be reminded of the important steps they can take to conserve water at home and how integral conservation is to the many other solutions to help ease our water shortage.” Many water agencies and organizations are also promoting water conservation to consumers and every effort counts. For information on events and water conservation, visit the CWAC Web site at www.wateraware.org. Other informative Web sites are www.water.ca.gov and www.saveourH2O.org.

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