Water woes: Poll finds Californians anxious over drought, cutting water use

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's severe drought is making residents anxious about dwindling water supplies, and they're making an effort not to waste a drop.

That's the conclusion of a poll Wednesday that also found residents would support spending billions of dollars to upgrade aging water distribution systems.

The Public Policy Institute of California survey found a majority of adults across every region of the state considers water supplies a "big problem."

California is suffering through a string of unusually dry winters, and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in January.

Fifty percent of likely voters say they would vote in favor of a proposal that calls for $11 billion in long-term loans to develop water projects.

About one in three said they would oppose a water bond on the ballot.

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