Marty Grimes

By the Numbers: Surviving the Drought

The drought has severely lowered San Luis Resevoir's water level.

It’s been two decades since water officials have asked the public to cut back this much on water consumption. But with reservoirs at just a third of capacity and rain a rarity aside from the last couple weeks, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) is asking residents to dial down water use by 20 percent.

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