LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (Worthy News)– While California is suffering from severe drought, nearly 33 percent of the state — up from 25 percent last week, is now suffering from "exceptional" drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Every part of California remains in what is considered severe drought.
A year ago, no part of the state was in exceptional drought conditions, the weather service said.
The drought has prompted water conservation efforts as well as rationing in some parts of the state. L.A. saw record dry conditions this winter, and snowfall in the Sierras has also been significantly down. — Source