According to State officials, with the drought persisting, water agencies can expect only 10 percent of their full amounts of water next year through the canals and pipelines of the State Water Project.
Mark Cowin, the director of the California Department of Water Resources said “give us hope that we will return this winter to normal or above-normal precipitation levels after three years of drought.”
State officials said that because long-range forecasts are uncertain, it’s not possible to tell if the winter will end up alleviating the drought or deepening it.
Cowin said Californians still need to conserve water.
“It will take more than a normal winter to make up for three consecutive dry years,” Cowin said, “and using less water in our homes will keep more in our critically low reservoirs.”
The good news is that we can in fact make a difference by changing our habits at home today. If you don’t live in California you can help to conserve in your area and set an example for others.