Previous monthly reports show Californians have had difficulty meeting the goal of reducing water use by 20 percent.
The state's monthly water-use report card released Tuesday shows that Californians have met the state's 20-percent water-use reduction goal for the first time.
Heavy rainstorms in December helped curb the county’s water usage, but the state is still in drought.
The percentage of the state in "Exceptional Drought," the most severe of the Monitor's five categories, increased from 33 percent to nearly 40 percent since last week.
San Diego remained relatively low on the state's list of biggest water users last November.
Even though the Sierra Nevada's snowpack is higher than this time last year, it's not enough to impact the California drought.
Some parts of San Diego County have seen four times as much rain than normal for this month. Has it made any impact on the county’s drought stricken lakes?
Don't blame man-made global warming for the devastating California drought, a new federal report says.
Californians managed to reduce their daily water use by only 6.7 percent in October compared to the same period last year, far short of Gov. Jerry Brown's goal.
Residents are advised to turn off their irrigation systems as rain falls throughout the county to let Mother Nature do the work.