The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi78° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo52° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi74° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo47° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi67° Slight Chance Showers

Saturday Night

Lo46° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi64° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo47° Slight Chance Showers

Monday

Hi65° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Despite drought emergency, no mandatory rationing

Send to Kindle
Print This

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fourteen months into a historic drought, with reservoirs running low and the Sierra snowpack 27 percent of normal, a growing number of Californians are wondering: Why isn’t everyone being forced to ration?

So far, Gov. Jerry Brown and most major water providers, from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, are calling for voluntary cuts — not mandatory rationing with fines for excessive use.

“I’ve been astounded,” said Jay Geis, a Cupertino sales executive who said his…

View my options or Sign in