SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – At least 37% of California is in extreme drought – that includes parts of the Bay Area.
Just a few days ago, parts of Sonoma County was in an extreme drought. Since then, the conditions have not gotten any better.
A majority of the Bay is in a severe drought.
California is so dry that it’s impacting the water levels. The current water supply is below 60% at Lakes Sonoma and Mendocino this year already.
That’s a big drop compared to 2020, when the water supply levels we’re at almost 90%.
State reservoir levels are about 70% of average.
Since water is scarce, California water officials are cutting back on the amount of water they distribute to places across the state.
They normally give about 15% of water — now they’re distributing 5%. They’re doing that after a historically dry January and February.
There has been little to no rain this month, and as March comes to an end, state water officials are warning people to brace for a third year of drought.