SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – California’s 2016 water year ended Friday, marking a fifth consecutive dry year with low snowfall, officials from the Department of Water Resources said.
As state water officials measure it, the “water year” runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 each year.READ MORE: Bacon May Disappear From San Francisco Bay Area Breakfast Menus
Officials said that 2016’s water year is listed in the record books as “dry” statewide, despite that parts of northern California experienced above-average precipitation.READ MORE: Teens Arrested In Attempted Robbery Of BART Rider
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center sees slightly better than even odds that La Nina conditions will develop this fall and winter, though that does not necessarily mean there will be substantial rainfall, however.
Sixty percent of the state remains in severe or extreme drought, water officials said.MORE NEWS: Bicyclist Fatally Struck While Riding Wrong-Way On I-580 In Oakland
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