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Raymond Aleman closes his water hose after watering his new drought-resistant garden at his home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
Raymond Aleman closes his water hose after watering his new drought-resistant garden at his home in the Studio City neighborhood in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
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In response to a historic drought, California Governor Jerry Brown mandated the state cut its water usage by 25 percent. Specific targets were put in place for each city, as well.

Many communities already had their own water conservation rules, but will now have to do more to avoid hefty fines.

Here & Now host Robin Young is broadcasting from San Diego this week, which imposed water restrictions in November. She sorts through the new rules with Claire Trageser of KPBS.

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This segment aired on June 1, 2015.

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