FRESNO, Calif. -- State official say Californians have surpassed a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month, using nearly 27 percent less in August than the same month in 2013.
The State Water Resources Control Board on Thursday released the statewide conservation figures.
Max Gomberg, a senior climate scientist for the board, said the results meet the 25 percent savings goal set by Gov. Jerry Brown.
However, Gomberg warned that Californians can't allow themselves to be distracted by the hype of a coming El Nino weather pattern.
He said an El Nino doesn't guarantee a wet winter for California and urged people to keep conserving water.