Oct 1, 2015 2:52 AM
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A state water official says Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the drought.
The State Water Resources Control Board on Thursday will release statewide conservation figures for August.
Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the board, declined to provide specific figures ahead of the announcement but said he expects the results to meet the 25 percent savings goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
However, Gomberg warned that Californians can't allow themselves to be distracted by the hype of a coming El Nino weather pattern.
He said an El Nino doesn't guarantee a wet winter for California and urged people to keep conserving water.