(photo from A.H.RSF)
Regional suppliers have also been promised greater deliveries in 2011. The NCTimes reports:
In November, Southern California water officials said an increased allocation from the state will allow them to stash away more water next year. The California Department of Water Resources officials said the agency can send cities and farms about 25 percent of the water they've requested for 2011.
That conservative first estimate was raised in December to 50 percent, with an additional increase likely. A year earlier, the department estimated it could supply just 5 percent, but increased that to 50 percent of the requested water.Water rates increased in Leucadia on Jan 1 and we remain on Level 2 drought status, with increased rates.