California has some water issues for some time but now it’s official. That does however not come as a surprise.
I suggest you watch “Last Call at the Oasis”, a documentary from 2011. It was already quite clear back then that Lake Mead had issues and would not be able to deliver enough water in the foreseeable future.
On Tuesday the State Water Resources Control Board in California is expected to institute statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time. All of California is in some type of drought and reservoirs are precariously low in many places. The nation’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead in Nevada, recently reached an all-time low. So now the impact of the enduring drought has extended beyond warning.