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Picture proof: The near-empty Uvas Reservoir, in California's Santa Clara County.
(Photo by Ian Abbott.)

If you need some inspiration to cut back on your water use during California's drought—look no further.

Los Angeles Times reporter Diana Marcum won a well-deserved Pulitzer Monday for her series on the Central Valley, the region hardest hit by the drought.

The articles are a stark and startling look at how the water shortage is affecting people's lives—and a huge motivation to cut usage when and where we can: in our cookingwashing, gardeningeverywhere.

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