By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents won’t get any of the supplies they’ve requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what’s needed for health and safety. The Wednesday announcement marked the first time the Department of Water Resources has issued a 0% water allocation in December. It reflects the dire conditions as drought continues to grip California and reservoirs sit at historically low levels. The allocations will be adjusted early next year based on how much snow and rain falls during the winter. The 0% allocation could mean mandatory cuts to residents and farmland.