LOS ANGELES — With the upcoming driest months ahead, Gov. Edmund G. Brown is taking steps to strengthen California’s ability to deal with drought, according to Ca.gov.    

An executive order was issued on Friday to “manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions,” the article stated.

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Brown said, "The driest months are still to come in California and extreme drought conditions will get worse. This order cuts red tape to help get water to farmers more quickly, ensure communities have safe drinking water, protect vulnerable species and prepare for an extreme fire season. I call on every city, every community, every Californian to conserve water in every way possible."

Businesses and residents are called for in the order to limit water wasting activities, like lawn watering, and at-home carwashing.

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A drought state of emergency was declared by Brown in January, but “reservoirs, rainfall totals and the snowpack remain critically low,” according to the article.

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