Farmers in central California will have to make do with a lot less water this year. Farmers in the central valley project will only get about 30 percent of their usual supply of water this summer. Bureau of reclamation officials are hoping that won't be the situation in the Klamath basin.
"We could have a challenging year this year. However, there's still plenty of winter left, there's still plenty of opportunity for a couple of good weather systems to change everything all around" said Kevin Moore, with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Mountain snow pack levels are at about 60 percent of normal for this date in the Klamath basin. The good news is that water levels on upper Klamath lake are about 20 inches higher than they were in 2010.