California’s water restrictions not a setback for Winterhaven business

WINTERHAVEN — California is now in it’s fourth year of drought conditions.

On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water restrictions on residents, businesses and farms for the first time in the state’s history. This means cities and towns in california must reduce the usage by 25 percent.

Nearly 100 families in northern California have already lost access to a local water agency. Wells in the rural area of the east bay in northern California have been drying up for some time. In fact, residents don’t know how they’ll be able to get the water they need to live their lives.

So what does this mean for businesses in Winterhaven? just across the Colorado River from Yuma?

According to Sans End RV Park, it doesn’t mean much for them.

Workers operating the RV park say they haven’t heard from the state of California about if anything needs to be altered because of the new drought restrictions… They also haven’t heard from their corporate offices about whether water hook-ups are going to cost customers more money as the drought continues.

They did however say the park is being water conscious. They also say it’s the park’s slow season, so not many visitors are at the park to use mass amounts of water.

Employee also say the RV park gets its water from a private well so unless the water in the well drastically drops, the park isn’t facing an issues with it’s water usage amid the serious state-wide drought.

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Max Tarlton is an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist currently reporting and producing for KYMA News 11. Max comes to Yuma from Chicago where he worked as a news writer for WGN News. He’s also a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Max is excited to be a part of the KYMA team. Catch him in action on “Sunrise” every morning at 6 a.m. If you have a story idea, don’t hesitate to reach out: or on twitter: @MaxTarlton

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