The City of Santa Cruz relies on the San Lorenzo River for its primary water supply. After a dry year, the river is running low. So as the city begins tapping into its backup water supply, it’s also enforcing water restrictions.
Stormy weather continues to cause problems across the Monterey Bay, including a drinking water shortage in Santa Cruz. It has now been 24 hours since the city asked residents and businesses to cut back on water use after the storm damaged critical water infrastructure.