A record-breaking drought in California is causing problems, including low lake levels; but it's not as bad as you might think.
First, a look at the rain totals at Shasta Dam:
- This year to date - 5.46 Inches
- Last Year Total - 49.19 Inches
- Record High, 1988 - 116.87 Inches
- Record Low, 1977 - 24.59 Inches
Now, for a look at the Shasta Lake's water levels.
- This year to date - 130 Feet Down
- 2008 - 158 Feet Down
- 1977 - 230 Feet Down
Right now, the levels are nearly 100 feet from the worst its ever been, and, the Bureau of Reclamation for Northern California says there is still time to make up rainfall during the Spring.