Californians open the spigots

Most of the state’s local water suppliers ramped up consumption this summer after the state eased restrictions. Districts in inland Northern California regressed the most.

Size of dots correlates with degree of conservation backslide (click map for details)
 Used more water
 Saved more water

Sources: State Water Resources Control Board, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap. Data analysis by Ryan Menezes. Thomas Suh Lauder / @latimesgraphics