The National Weather Service in Sacramento has an interesting way of looking at the amount of water the state needs to get to the desired yearly level. They use a five gallon bucket to represent the state's water supply. So far, the region has received one third of the desired amount of moisture for the year. While conditions are looking much more positive than a month ago, there is still plenty of progress to be made. The rain total from February alone more than eclipsed the totals from October through January, and if the region gets a few more months like February, the state will be in much better shape when the dry season returns. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service Sacramento.