Oct 27, 2015 6:31 PM by News Staff, Photos: California Department of Water Resources
As California waits for what forecasters say will be a wet winter, the state’s water supply continues to dwindle.
Aerial photos of Lake Oroville released Tuesday by the California Department of Water Resources show the toll a four year drought is taking on our water supply.
In October, Lake Oroville would normally be about half-full, but earlier this month the water level dropped below 30 percent of its total capacity.
Oroville’s lowest level ever recorded was on September 7, 1977 when storage was at 24.9 percent of capacity.
At last check, Shasta Lake now sits at about a third full, while it should be above 50 percent full this time of year.