Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This


State Warns of Possible Water Rationing

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

It was brought up earlier this year and once again this week. If rain and snowpack levels stay down, water sent to regions in California will be considerably less--as little as 15% of allocations--than usual. "Last spring was the driest since 1921 in the northern Sierra," the LA Times said as well as noting that "reservoirs are starting the rainy season at their lowest levels since 1977." In June, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a statewide water drought.