California City, California Faces Water Woes Amid Ongoing Drought

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California City Mayor Jennifer Wood stands where a water line blowout occurred in early 2015. With these water line breaks, Wood is worried about residents' safety. (Maya Sugarman/KPCC)

Californians are backsliding in their efforts to conserve water in the face of ongoing drought.

According to recent water use numbers, the state’s urban residents saved water at a rate of about 22 percent in June compared with the same month in 2013. That’s down from 28 percent in May.

One of the worst at saving is the High Desert town of California City, as Emily Guerin from KPCC in Los Angeles reports.

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Emily Guerin, environment reporter for KPCC in Los Angeles. She tweets @guerinemily.

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