Californians met Gov. Jerry Brown' goal of a 20-percent reduction in monthly water use -- part of his drought emergency declaration in January 2014 -- for the first time in December.
But the state is entering a fourth consecutive dry year with reservoirs at critically low levels and few signs of relief due to a diminishing Sierra Nevada range snowpack -- a vital source of water for 25 million Californians.
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So which communities are contributing most to the water-use reduction? Use the tool below, courtesy of NBC4 radio partner KPCC, to compare water-use figures across California.