(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

It's so dry in California that the Governor has just taken an unprecedented step.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

For the first time in state history Governor Jerry Brown is directing the Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns to reduce water usage by 25%. This will mean increased enforcement, new rate structures to reflect conservation pricing.

(Carlson) "The advice is to cut down your ten minute showers to five minutes. Actually I've been probably doing it in three or four."

Doug Carlson with the State Water Board says the snowpack level is at a record low, roughly 5% of what it normally is this time of year.

Agriculture uses the most water in the state and the Governor's order means farmers will be required to report more water use information to regulators.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.