State officials announced that California residents are not keeping up with water conservation.
Officials say that for the third straight month, residents missed the 25 percent conservation mandate set by Gov. Jerry Brown. But things are still looking up, the State Water Resources Control Board reported that California will beat its long-term conservation goal.
California has saved a combined 25.5 percent since Brown issued the ruling in June. While El Nino storms have boosted the snowpack to levels higher than the state has seen in five years, major water supplies are still critically low.
Officials say that while the regulations in place will expire this month, there is a good chance the water board will extend Brown’s emergency conservation through October.