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It’s official: Paso Robles rainfall is a record low 

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The National Weather Service made it official Tuesday announcing that Paso Robles rainfall for the calendar year was a record low for 2013. Paso Robles wasn’t alone as much of California saw record lows including Santa Maria, Los Angeles, Burbank, Woodland Hills and Camarillo.

Paso Robles received only 1.9 inches of rainfall this year, which is a fraction of the typical year of 12 or more inches.

The drought in rainfall has the local lakes very low. Lake Nacimiento is at 23-percent of capacity with 87,740 acre-feet of water. Lake San Antonio is at just 5-percent of capacity with 16,423 acre-feet of water. The recent light rainfall has made little difference in the lake levels

Expect below normal precipitation at least for the next few months, according to the U.S. Climate Prediction Center.

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