From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“The Central Valley Project (CVP) began the 2014 water year that started on Oct. 1 with 5.1 million acre-feet of water stored in its major reservoirs, the lowest amount since 2009.
“Surface storage in California has taken a big hit after consecutive dry years. Two years ago there was 9.3 million acre-feet in the CVP’s six big reservoirs — Folsom, Millerton New Melones, Shasta, Trinity and the federal-state San Luis. A year ago there was 6.9 million acre-feet. The 15-year average carry-over for these reservoirs on Oct. 1 is 7 MAF.”