Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Getting to 25%

In a move that made national news, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history, as the April 1st snow surveys currently being compiled are tallying the lowest-ever snowpack on record. Under Brown’s order, the California Water Resources Control Board will implement mandatory restrictions to reduce water use by 25%.

Graphic courtesy of GOOD.
See how much water use hides in your daily life with this clever infographic at Graphic courtesy of GOOD.

It’s no surprise that there are a wide range of opinions about the drought, cutbacks, and even water conservation, but Brown’s announcement still sends an important message: we’re all in this together, and we all have a role to play in stepping it up when it comes to water conservation.

What are your favorite water conservation resources? We’d love to know.

Here are some of the Mono Lake Committee staff’s favorites:

More coverage of Governor Brown’s announcement in the media:


  1. This is also a good resource for home water conservation tips:

  2. Arya, Communications Director
    Arya, Communications Director

    On a roll here … more good water conservation info, directly from the source:,%20moved%20emergencies/2015-0320-01EE_App.pdf