Wednesday November 30, 2022


Federal water officials are warning Californians about the ongoing water conditions heading into the new year.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, a federal agency overseeing water resource management in 17 states, announced that California cities and industrial contractors who get water from Central Valley Project should prepare for “extremely limited water supply conditions in 2023.”

The Shasta Reservoir, the state’s largest reservoir and the cornerstone of the Central Valley Project, is currently at 31% capacity, the agency announced Monday.

While the state experienced rainstorms at the beginning of the month, the rainfall did little to combat the ongoing drought conditions.

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