The drought scenario for the East Bay

    East Bay Municipal Utility District postpones water rate increase after December rainfall
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    The Richmond Confidential offered a good read Monday about how the East Bay is handling the ongoing drought.

    On Jan. 17, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in response to the state’s driest weather in its 163-year history. The governor asked California residents and businesses to voluntarily cut their water consumption by 20-percent.

    The Confidential explains why the East Bay is in a better position than other California areas, and warns that the drought could increase water and food prices.