California drought prompts first ever water restrictions
The governor of California has implemented the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history.
The order mandates a 25% reduction in water usage for cities and towns across the parched state.
Vast areas of government-owned lawns will be replaced by drought-tolerant landscaping, and towns will be banned from watering ornamental grass.
Last year, Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency after years of drought.
Peter Bowes reports.