Gov. Brown announces end to drought state of emergency in California

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And just like that, our nightmarishly short showers are over. 

Gov. Jerry Brown has officially ended many of the restrictions imposed on water districts after a historic drought that left much of California in severe drought for many years. 

However, after "unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow," Governor Brown announced that the 'emergency' was over, but that "the next drought could be around the corner." 

"Conservation should remain a way of life," Brown said. 

Water-reporting requirements will remain in place according to Brown's statement, as well as the prohibitions on wasteful watering, like using sprinklers while it's raining. 

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