Local water officials said Monday there will be more water available to replenish reserves as a result of a larger-than-expected allotment from the state's Department of Water Resources.
"It's almost as much as the last three year's combined," said Metropolitan Water District spokesman Bob Muir.
"This is the most we've received since 2011," he said.
The DWR said Friday it would release 85-percent of water promised to local resources board following the storms that delivered record rain and snowfall.
Muir said the water released would go a long way to replenish local reserves largely depleted during the last few years of drought.