Friday Top of the Scroll: Entire Bay Area has gone from ’severe’ to ‘extreme’ drought levels in just 2 weeks
The drought situation in the Bay Area has officially gone from bad to worse. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the entire Bay Area is now in the “extreme” drought category, along with nearly three-quarters of California. According to the latest summary, precipitation in the state for the water year that began Oct. 1 is well below normal, in the bottom 10th percentile, and the greater Bay Area is “experiencing record or near-record dryness.”
- Mercury News: Drought hits second year, but experts say the California is better prepared
- SF Gate: Marin County is first in region to limit outdoor watering with mandatory rules
- Eureka Times-standard: Is California ready for another year of drought?
- SFist: U.S. Drought Monitor Downgrades Entire Bay Area and Much of State Into ‘Extreme’ Drought Conditions