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With all this rain, why were emergency drought regulations extended?




A view of Lake Oroville from the Lime Saddle area, near Paradise. The reservoir is at 41% of capacity.
A view of Lake Oroville from the Lime Saddle area, near Paradise. The reservoir is at 41% of capacity.
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The Sierra snowpack is, well, packed.

The concrete spillway of the state's second-largest reservoir has undergone so much wear in January it's actually eroding

We're getting a lot of rain.

And yet...the State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to extend its emergency drought regulations until May.

Max Gomberg is the water conservation and climate change manager at the State Water Resources Control Board. He spoke to A Martinez to break it down.

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