Impacts Of The Storm
- Potential depris flows on American and Rim Burn scars
- Harzardous winter weather driving expected at Sierra pass levels
- Chain controls and travel delays over high Sierra passes
- Wet and slippery roadways
Weather Tweets From Around The Region
It's raining in Galt! (I'm not driving) pic.twitter.com/rggxyg9Oef— Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) January 29, 2014
Shot of the traffic backing up downtown on I-5 near Garden pic.twitter.com/SkoVrs05KB— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) January 29, 2014
California has received less than 60 percent of the rain and snow this water year that it normally gets. Water managers are warning the new water year may be just as bad.
New motors, screens, and some casing repairs are in the works for eight of Sacramento's water wells. Some of the wells are more than 400-feet deep.
A long-range U.S. government forecast shows the drought in California will stick around.
The drought has farmers cutting back on watering, but some San Joaquin County growers say less water can mean a better crop.
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reports Friday that city water customers saved more than one-billion gallons of water last month.