Both rural and urban Californians are desperate for a wetter weather pattern; however, relief doesn’t appear to be coming anytime soon.
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As of July 29, nearly 60 percent of California is considered in exceptional drought, the highest level of drought reported by the Drought Monitor report. This is significantly higher than the 37 percent reported last week.
The drought has made a tremendous impact on California’s water reservoirs, where storage stands at 60 percent of the historical average. The state is now short more than one year’s worth of reservoir water, or 11.6 million acre-feet, for this time of year.