Mandatory Water Rationing Likely

Officials say mandatory water rationing is likely on the horizon for San Diego County residents, unless the state has a very wet spring.

San Diego County Water Authority board chairman Claude "Bud" Lewis" says "Storms this month have not come close to ending the water supply challenges facing California and our region." He says the agency is headed toward implementing mandatory water rationing by this summer, unless there is a lot of rain in the next few months.

The California Department of Water Resources says severe drought conditions prevented it from increasing deliveries, as is common this time of year.

Officials say it is the first time since 2001 that the DWR has not increased its delivery allocation at this point in the year.

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