2018-2019 CALIFORNIA WATER BY THE NUMBERS
It's should be no surprise that abundant rainfall this season has translated into a pretty bright picture for water supplies across the Golden State.
The latest Drought Monitor shows California with its least amount of drought-impacted area since 2011. With only 0.60% in the Moderate Drought category (D1) and 9.56% in D0 (Abnormally Dry), California is at its most drought free since 8-30-2011.
The latest California Precipitation Snapshot shows rainfall already approaching or above normals for the entire is rainfall season (July 1 to June 30).
Of particular note is the 8-Station Northern Sierra Index, with state's largest reservoirs, which is now at 128% of normal and just 2.33" shy of their seasonal normal of 54.52".
And all of the above translates into California reservoir levels close to or exceeding historical averages for this time of year.
Jan Null, CCM
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Golden Gate Weather Services