Water flies from a sprinkler watering a lawn, in Sacramento, Calif., May 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California water reservoirs peaked a month early this year

May 10, 2022 at 12:10pm

Susan Carpender

Following the driest January and February on record, the state saw a single inch of precipitation during the month of March, which was also 3.6 degrees warmer than average.

“We’re clearly in a third consecutive year of drought,” California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Communications Secretary Lisa Lien-Mager said Tuesday during a drought outlook briefing with state water officials. “Climate change is driving extreme weather and changing the patterns and amounts of rain and snowfall we get, which affects our ability to capture and distribute water.”

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