Sacramento is in the midst of the 4th driest water year on record.
The National Weather Service says in the Water Year 2021, which ended on May 31st, Sacramento only received 7.8 inches of rain. Sacramento also experienced the second highest ever temperature in May with 106 degrees The record is 107 back in 1984.This weekend we're expecting temperatures in the region to go possibly as high as 115 degrees. The change in water is also resulting in saltwater threatening to contaminate the freshwater supplies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
According to the press release, the city of Sacramento is offering more rebates for water conservation in response. The city’s public interest business bureau River-friendly landscape rebate while funds are available..
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