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nnnnn now warnings are officially on notice wednesday water regulators are now mandating just how much residents will need to cut back on water usage to deal with an unrelenting drought urban users will be hardest hit even though they account for only twenty percent of state water consumption all the state's massive agricultural sector which uses eighty percent of human related consumption has been exempted british reporter sharon burn scene is in california covering the drought the whole state has to cut back by a total for everyone when it's all considered of about twenty five , but not everyone will be asked to cut back twenty five , other places inland places where people have big lawns %HESITATION , beautiful landscaping of those the places that'll be the hardest hit , places like lush beverly hills , it used a hundred sixty eight gallons of water per person per day in march will soon start seeing brown lawns has been ordered to reduce water usage by thirty six percent , the problem goes way beyond swimming pools on lawns the u. s. forest service said that twelve and a half million trees had died of causes related to the draft , they're dry they're dead and it's the summer wildfire season , so this is a major issue , one farmer went so far as to bring his dad i'm intrigued to lawmakers , cpos how dire his need for more water really is