Los Angeles Mayor Urges City to Keep Conserving Water Despite Rain

A rare May storm has brought much-needed rain to drought-parched Southern California, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday urged residents of the second-largest U.S. city not to slack off on water conservation.
A storm originating in the Gulf of Alaska brought a wave of showers across Central and Southern California beginning on Thursday afternoon, delivering up to half an inch of rain to parts of the state.
The National Weather Service has called those rainfall totals impressive for late spring in Southern California, a region struggling into its fourth year of a devastating drought that has prompted strict water conservation measures across the state.