Drought-stricken California hasn’t mandated statewide water restrictions. Here’s why
After two consecutive dry winters and a series of early summer heat waves, the vast majority of California is gripped by drought. Water levels in reservoirs like Lake Oroville, Shasta Lake and Lake Mendocino are dangerously low. Wells in parts of the San Joaquin Valley and along the Russian River are drying up, and local water officials have mandated water restrictions up to 40% in some areas. Already, more than 85% of California is experiencing extreme drought conditions … and experts forewarn a third year of drought could be on the horizon if the state doesn’t see significant winter rain storms.
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