Major reservoirs up north like Lake Shasta and Lake Orville are close to their historical average. Meanwhile, the reservoirs in Southern California are still low.
Forecasts call for a strong storm to bring rain and snow throughout California this weekend, but Californians had hoped for more of those forecasts this winter.
State surveyors found Tuesday that the unusually warm, dry month of February ate away at what had been a well-above normal Sierra Nevada snowpack.
The state's largest water supplier says it should qualify for a reduction of 2 percentage points in its drought conservation goal based on new rules from the state.
California is still on track to meet its overall goal of cutting water use by 25 percent, but just barely. The public needs to save a good deal more by March 1st.
Numbers for the annual count have changed as California endures its fourth year of drought. Researchers wonder if the prolonged dry spell is to blame.
Several of those districts are in Southern California, and many are on track to miss their conservation targets because they didn't cut enough over the summer.