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Two largest reservoirs in California at ‘critically low levels’


A new report by the US government’s Drought Monitor has revealed that the water levels in California’s two biggest reservoirs have dropped to “critically low levels.”

The report revealed that the two reservoirs–Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville–are at their lowest levels at a time of year when they should have been at their highest. Shasta Lake is only at 40% of its total capacity this week, while Lake Oroville is at 55% of its capacity. This is the third year when California is facing drought conditions.

The reports also noted that 95 percent of the state is experiencing “severe drought,” right now. The authorities have even asked the residents to cut down on their water usage, wrote The Independent.