Water year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 – Sept. 30, 2013) was recorded as the driest year in California history, and 2014 is projected to be worse.
Currently, 99 percent of California is abnormally dry. As a result of dry weather conditions and this year’s snowpack at 24% of the normal average, major river systems have had significant loss in surface water and ground water levels throughout the state have dropped dramatically. With two-thirds of the rainy season behind us, there is little chance for the water supply to recover. Continue reading