Sorry, but if you’re one of millions living in drought-afflicted southern California, you’ll have to hold off on watering your azaleas. As of Wednesday, millions homeowners in southern California are being required to limit outdoor water usage to just one day a week.
Southern California is being asked to cut water usage by 35% to conserve what little water the state has left. The U.S. Drought Monitor, which is backed by government agencies and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is showing extreme levels of drought all throughout the Midwest as well. Significant areas of the southwest from southern Oregon to New Mexico have seen little-to-no rain, as of the monitor’s latest update May 24.