FRESNO (AP) — Regulators say water conservation continues to slip in drought-stricken California after officials lifted mandatory cutbacks.
Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the State Water Resources Control Board, said officials on Wednesday will release the figures for how well Californians cutback their water use in August.READ MORE: Newsom Unveils State's COVID Recovery Plan; $75B Budget Surplus To Provide For Direct Payments
California just entered its sixth year of a historic drought.READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Police Investigate Two Separate Assaults on Asian Victims in Tenderloin
Last winter delivered a near-average amount of rain and snow mostly in Northern California, but it wasn’t enough to end the long dry spell.
Gomberg says he’s concerned by the latest monthly results.MORE NEWS: CHP Seeks Driverless Tesla With Man Riding In Back Seat Along Bay Area Roads
He says that come January regulators in Sacramento will consider returning to state-mandated water restrictions like those last year requiring residents to use a quarter less water.