Lake Oroville, the largest reservoir in the State Water Project and the second-biggest in California after Lake Shasta, was at 50 percent of capacity on April 5, 2014.
Even before the White House sounded the alarm on climate change this week, scientists reported that most of California is experiencing an extreme or even "exceptional" state of drought. That's the highest designation offered by the federal government. That means communities up and down the state must be cracking down on water wasters, right? Well, not exactly. Reporter: Amy Standen