I live in the D4 region here in California according to this Drought Monitor. Where I live, our faucets are still running and we have not been asked to ration our water in our homes. However, lawn watering and car washing is discouraged but not prohibited.
Our water comes from the Salinas River – dry above ground – but pumped from underground as it still flows. The Salinas River is the largest river of the Central Coast of California and flows north-northwest, drains into the Salinas Valley and empties into the Monterey Bay.
|3 Months Ago||5/27/2014||0.00||100.00||100.00||100.00||76.68||24.77|
|Start of Calendar Year||12/31/2013||2.61||97.39||94.25||87.53||27.59||0.00|
|Start of Water Year||10/1/2013||2.63||97.37||95.95||84.12||11.36||0.00|
|One Year Ago||8/27/2013||0.00||100.00||98.23||93.86||11.36||0.00|
- D0 – Abnormally Dry
- D1 – Moderate Drought
- D2 – Severe Drought
- D3 – Extreme Drought
- D4 – Exceptional Drought
The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.