Reservoirs Statewide In California At Record Low Levels

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The sun shines over the dry upper reaches of San Gabriel Reservoir in... News PhotoAngeles National Forest,California,Drought,Dry,Environment,Environmental Issues,High Section,Horizontal,Rain,Reaching,Reservoir,River,San Gabriel Mountains,Southern California,Steelhead Trout,USA,Water,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesAZUSA, CA - JANUARY 22: The sun shines over the dry upper reaches of San Gabriel Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest on January 22, 2014 in near Azusa, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels. Unseasonable dangerous wildfire weather helped spread the nearby 1,952-acre Colby Fire which firefighters are about to contain but not before it destroyed five homes, damaged 17 others and injured six people. Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency on Friday to speed up assistance to local governments, streamline water transfers and potentially ease environmental protection requirements for dam releases. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)