The 29 public water agencies that rely on water delivered by the State Water Project will only receive 10 percent of requested water next year.
The initial allocation for 2016 was announced Tuesday and may change depending on the amount of rain and snow this winter. This calendar year State Water Project customers received a 20 percent allocation.
The agency says the water level of Lake Oroville, the State Water Project's largest reservoir, is near its record low. DWR says an extremely wet winter would not return conditions to normal after four dry years.