California water conservation continued to drop in February and the state narrowly missed the 25 percent mandatory goal ordered by Governor Jerry Brown last year. Now, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the state Water Board is considering how to change the conservation mandate, after recent rain.
As the California drought was in its fourth year, Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce visited the vineyards of Amador County in the Central Valley that rely on groundwater. A year and much more rain and snow in Northern California later, he checked in to see how they're doing now.
In spite of hopes that El Nino might put a dent in California's drought, the three traditionally wettest months of the year have ended with below-average water in the Sierra Nevada snowpack. Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.