Water supply levels in California were bolstered in March but still sit below normal, after several late winter storms increased snowpack and reservoir levels, according to the California Department of Water Resources. The most recent three-month outlook from the US National Weather Service, released Thursday, shows a low probability of below average precipitation through parts of Northern and Central California. However, the US Seasonal Drought Outlook from the NWS also released Thursday forecast that drought will persist across most of Southern California through the end of July. In early March, the CDWR forecast median runoff from April through July to be around 45% of average, however after several late winter storms, the forecast at the beginning of April now expects runoff to be about 70% of normal. These storms also increased precipitation totals to about 70% of normal as of April 1. Precipitation across the state averaged about 20% […]