SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – All the rain the Bay Area has experienced this month has put a dent in the statewide drought.
New numbers from the U.S. Drought Monitor show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent. Marty Grimes, spokesperson for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, said the rainy season has gotten off to a good start.
“Today we’re at 39.4 percent of capacity for our ten reservoirs, which is about ten percent higher than it was a week ago,” said Grimes. “We’re now seeing that each successive storm is producing better runoff into our reservoirs. Before, the watersheds above our reservoirs were so dry that a lot of that water was just soaked in.”