California Drought

California Drought Crisis Takes Toll On Lake Oroville

Image: Lake Oroville
A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on Aug. 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight year, water levels in the state's lakes and reservoirs are reaching historic lows. Lake Oroville, pictured above, is currently at just 32 percent of its total capacity of 3,537,577 acre feet.

The photo below shows the same lake three summers ago.

Image: Before And After: Statewide Drought
The Enterprise Bridge over Lake Oroville on July 20, 2011. Paul Hames / California Department of Water Resources via Getty Images, file