Area Experiencing Water Shortage

2014 has got­ten off to a warm and dry start in Lake County and most of Cal­i­for­nia, and fore­cast­ers say that isn’t going to change in the near future. The US Drought Monitor’s lat­est report has Lake County listed as being in “severe drought.” In an inter­view this week with Lake County News, Ken Clark, an AccuWeather senior mete­o­rol­o­gist, says there’s prac­ti­cally no chance of get­ting close to nor­mal amounts of rain­fall for the rest of the win­ter. In light of the con­tin­u­ing water short­age & lack of any sig­nif­i­cant rain­fall fore­cast, the City of Willits expects to declare a Phase three water short­age emer­gency at the City Coun­cil meet­ing Jan 8th. For now, they’re ask­ing the com­mu­nity to imple­ment the steps vol­un­tar­ily as soon as pos­si­ble. All com­mer­cial & indus­trial users should reduce use by 15%; res­i­den­tial use is lim­ited to 250 gal­lons a day.