SANTA MONICA, Calif.—With the state’s drought season just over a week old, Californians are already struggling to find the right watering can to keep their lawns watered and their lawn sprinklers running.
But the state is also facing a shortage of water, and the state needs to get it.
The National Weather Service has warned that water could be running out as early as this week, and even though it’s not officially a “drought,” the state could run out of water by the end of the week.
The drought has forced thousands of homes and businesses to shut down in the state, and more than 1,000 water stations have been shuttered in the past few days.
The state has also lost more than a million acre-feet of water over the past five days.
In fact, the water supply is so low that it has been nearly impossible to get enough water for the growing season.
“Right now, it’s hard to find water,” said Scott Sturgis, who works as an air-conditioning installer in Santa Monica.
“It’s like we’re not getting any water at all.”
The state is still relying on a system of underground aquifers that supply water to about 90 percent of the state.
But a report by the California State Water Resources Control Board found that just 2 percent of those aquifes are fully functional, and another 5 percent of them are still not functioning properly.
So far, the state has been running dry, and it could take a month or more to refill those aquifer systems, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
The agency also reported that it was having trouble getting water from its water-sharing system in Northern California, which is also the largest source of drinking water for many parts of the country.
“We’ve been getting water all day long, but we’re getting water that’s not really good,” said Michael Zavala, the executive director of the Water Rights Coalition.
“In some parts of Northern California we’re drinking like drinking water, but in other parts, it just isn’t drinking right.”
California has been trying to solve the water problem for years.
In the early 2000s, the federal government gave the state a $5.5 billion bailout, which allowed it to increase its spending on water infrastructure and reduce its reliance on underground reservoirs.
But it was a huge gamble.
The water infrastructure in the Los Angeles Basin has been crumbling for years, and water restrictions and restrictions on the use of groundwater have limited its water supply.
Since the state started using underground reservoirs, water usage has increased by more than 500 percent.
The city of Los Angeles, which relies heavily on groundwater, lost 1.6 million acre feet of water in 2014 alone, and this year the city is still running out of the water that the state owes it.
Zavara said that if the drought continues, California will probably need to use about 100 million acre meters of water to meet its water needs for the next four months.
That would leave the state with a surplus of about 500 million acre foot, and that’s a lot of water that would need to be replenished by the state to keep up with the demand.
“If the state continues to run out, we’ll need to start building some new aquifered reservoirs, and we’re going to need to drill down and get more water out of our aquifer systems,” he said.
But that will require a lot more water.
According to the Los, Calif., Water Management District, California is currently facing a surplus in the amount of water it uses to supply all of its water customers.
In 2016, the district was able to provide a total of about 2.5 million acre m of water.
But last year, it only received a total surplus of around 500,000 acre feet.
The district has also been struggling with its water budget.
According the district, it needs to make $1.3 billion in investments to increase water conservation and reduce waste.
“There’s not a lot to do in terms of water conservation in the district,” said Zavalsa.
“I think we need to spend more time doing more things, and I think that would make a big difference.”