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Bay Area cuts water use by just 2 percent over 5 months

The cracked-dry bed of the Almaden Reservoir is seen on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in San Jose.
A new survey shows Californians need to step it up when it comes to water conservation.

People in the Bay Area have cut water use by just 2 percent over a 5 month period. It's a lot less than the 20 percent reduction requested by the governor in January when he declared a drought emergency.

The California Water Resources Control Board says California as a whole cut its water use 5 percent between January and May of this year.

Water agencies statewide hope to see more progress in the months ahead.
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