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Sporadic rainfall this month is bringing some relief to drought-stricken California. But it's water conservation efforts that are helping some communities cope with the historic drought.

The number of towns and communities at risk of running out of water in California has dropped from 17 to just three. But there's a new entry — the rural town of Montague in Northern California.

Chris Tyhurst is water supervisor in Montague, and tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the measures they're taking to deal with the lack of water.


  • Chris Tyhurst, water supervisor in Montague, Calif.

This segment aired on April 28, 2014.

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