Californians miss water conservation target for January

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Friday, February 26, 2016
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Californians missed their water conservation target of 25 percent for January 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California residents fell slightly short of hitting water conservation targets in January.

State water officials say urban water users overall have used 24.8 percent less water since mandatory conservation began last year. That just missed the 25-percent goal in water cuts ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown.

"We are two-tenths of a percentage under and we want to meet that target. I think it's because in some places in Northern California, they see a lot of rain and snow. We haven't seen it in so long that they think that it must be a lot but it's not even average," Felicia Marcus from the State Water Resources Board said.

This week's numbers mark the first time since June that California's have missed the conservation target.