Rain could spell trouble for California water conservation

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.  
Bay Area continues wet December, rainfall totals climb
Bursts of rain Tuesday night and Wednesday have allowed the Bay Area to continue to add to its impressive December rainfall totals, with San Jose officially passing a 120-year-old mark to record its second-wettest December ever. 

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Map: Precipitation in the U.S. West, updated

Percent of normal precipitation in the Western states, updated monthly. The Current Climate Summary Maps are produced daily using data from the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS). 
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Rain could spell trouble for California water conservation

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.