Oct 14, 2015 8:31 PM by News Staff
As California waits for what forecasters say will be a wet winter, the state’s water supply continues to dwindle.
On Wednesday, Lake Oroville dropped below the 30 percent mark in terms of water storage. The water level had been holding steady at 30 percent for the past few weeks.
In a normal year, the lake would be about half-full in mid-October.
At last check, Shasta Lake now sits at about a third full, 33 percent, while it should be at 56 percent full this time of year.
Lake Shasta, which is part of the federal Central Valley Project, and Lake Oroville provide most of the state’s surface water storage.