Voluntary, mandatory water restrictions in place across Western US to avoid shortages

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 12, 2014 - 1:35 PM

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Cities across the West have mandated water restrictions or asked residents to voluntarily cut back on water use to avoid shortages. Some restrictions take effect automatically each year, while others depend on the forecast and the amount of precipitation the region has received. Much of the West is in some stage of drought, ranging from abnormal to exceptional.

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