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Sacramento officials urge residents to continue watering trees

As continuing drought conditions in California have led state officials to urge residents to reduce water use, the city of Sacramento is urging people to continue watering trees. The reason for this is that trees do not recover quickly from drought and need more water from the lawn, so they are exempt from city rules that limit watering to two days a week. In addition, it is that younger trees tend to require more water than larger ones. You can see how to properly water the trees by clicking here. The city of Sacramento also offers a workshop on June 25 for watering trees. You can click here for more information. Governor Gavin Newsom in May threatened to impose mandatory water restrictions across the state if residents do not use less than themselves. He brought this opportunity to a meeting with representatives of large water companies. He avoided issuing sweeping, mandatory cuts in water use and instead favored an approach that gives local water services the power to set rules for water use in the cities and towns they provide. From January to March it usually rains most of the annual rain and snow in California, but this year these months have been the driest in at least a century. Despite calls for conservation, the state’s water use increased dramatically in March – 19% compared to the same month in 2020 – and now Newsom is considering changing its approach. California is in its third year of drought and almost all areas of the state are classified as either severe or extreme drought. Click here for information on Sacramento’s drought conditions. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

As continuing drought conditions in California have led state officials to urge residents to limit water use, the city of Sacramento is urging people to continue watering trees.

The reason for this is that trees do not recover quickly from drought and need more water than lawns, so they are exempt from city rules that limit watering to two days a week. In addition, it is that younger trees tend to require more water than larger ones.

You can see how to properly water the trees by clicking here.

The city of Sacramento also offers a workshop on June 25 for watering trees. You can click here for more information.

Governor Gavin Newsom in May threatened to impose mandatory water restrictions across the state if residents do not use less than themselves. He brought this opportunity to a meeting with representatives of large water companies. He avoided issuing sweeping, mandatory cuts in water use and instead favored an approach that gives local water services the power to set rules for water use in the cities and towns they provide.

January through March is usually when most of the annual rain and snow falls in California, but this year the months were the driest in at least a century. Despite calls for conservation, the state’s water use increased dramatically in March – 19% compared to the same month in 2020 – and now Newsom is considering changing its approach.

California is in its third year of drought and almost all areas of the state are classified as either severe or extreme drought.

Click here for information where the city of Sacramento is located in drought conditions.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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