USA California drought hits home: reckless lawn-watering could cost $500 (+video)

The California water board has passed new restrictions to rein in water use amid the worst drought in state history. Until now, residents in big cities and suburbs have been largely shielded from the drought's effects.

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Gov. Jerry Brown gave California residents the chance to prove that they could conserve water amid the worst drought in state history.