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Sacramento Area’s School Fields, Landscaping Likely to Go Brown This Year

Sacramento-area schoolyards are expected to become more golden than green as drought restrictions take hold and the weather warms. Four years of drought and a call last year for a 20 percent water cutback has Sacramento County school districts prepared to make additional reductions. Most districts say they already have reached Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate this month to use 25 percent less water than in 2013, while others are close.