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California Golf Courses -- Battle Plan Ready ... for Drought Crisis

California Golf Courses Battle Plan Ready for Drought Emergency

4/4/2015 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

No water? No problem ... at least for several major California golf courses that are prepping for the extreme H20 crisis by loading up with DROUGHT RESISTANT PLANTS! 

As you know ... CA is in the midst of a "Chinatown-style" drought -- with Gov. Jerry Brown implementing mandatory water restrictions throughout the state. 

So how are the golf courses -- usually packed with lush greenery -- handling the water cutbacks? 

We spoke with people at multiple respected courses who tell us the majority have been expecting a crisis like this for years -- and have prepped by changing to reclaimed water systems with doesn't tap into the fresh water supply. 

But there's more ... at least 3 courses we spoke with are using a process called "turf reduction" -- ripping out water-dependent plants for foliage that's "drought resistant."

As one golf course employee put it -- "If you take a look at the Santa Monica Mountains, those plants survive with very little water ... and [we're using those] to replace parts of our course.

"Less turf to maintain, less water needed."

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