The parched Bay Area got a soaking over the weekend, but not enough to alleviate drought concerns, weather and state water officials said today.
The state Department of Water Resources watched reservoir levels go up over the weekend, but Northern California reservoirs are still well below their capacity, department spokesman Doug Carlson said.
“It was a fairly small storm,” Carlson said. “We would need a succession of storms every single day to get back to average.”
He advised residents to continue using water sparingly.
“Conservation efforts are still totally encouraged,” he said. The snowpack in the Sierra is hovering at about 25 percent of its normal level despite mountain storms over the weekend, Carlson said. In the Bay Area, the heaviest rain fell in the North Bay.
There is a small chance of rain mid-week but no major storms will be moving in, Anderson said.
He said that the region needs to have consistent rainfall for the next two months in order for water for water levels to get back to normal.