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The Daily 06-10-21: Bay Area drought: Here are the water restrictions in your county

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a flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water: A rower navigates the waters of the Lexington Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in Los Gatos, California.  © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A rower navigates the waters of the Lexington Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. 

One of the largest water districts in the Bay Area announced mandatory restrictions Wednesday and declared a water shortage emergency, signaling the seriousness of drought conditions after two consecutive dry winters. 

While Santa Clara is the largest district in the Bay Area to impose mandatory restrictions so far, others have taken a similar step or have called for voluntary cutbacks. 

Here's a look at what districts across the Bay Area are asking of their customers.


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