State Beaches Turn Off Showers in Statewide Drought

California State Parks has shut off the water in public showers at state beaches in an attempt to conserve water during the statewide drought.

Officials say the change should save up to 18 million gallons of water annually across the state in the middle of a four-year dry spell.

The restrictions apply only to outdoor showers and rinse stations, not to indoor campground showers.

The San Diego County beaches affected are: Carlsbad State Beach, Cardiff State Beach, San Elijo State Beach, San Onofre State Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach.

Officials suggest using a towel to brush away sand after a beach excursion or bringing water from home in a reusable jug.

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