California is saving less water, but water officials aren't panicked. Yet.

FOX's Jessica Rosenthal has more on why:

This past December, Californians reduced their water usage by just over 18%, compared to two December's ago.

That's the smallest amount of savings since June, but still the overall reduction in usage since then is at 25.5%, that's just a half a percent more than the governor's mandated reduction.

State Water Resources Control Board chairwoman Felicia Marcus asked Katherine Landau what this slide means for meeting the mandate:

(Marcus) "Do you feel like we're on target or is it a nail biter?"

(Landau) "I am cautiously optimistic, we saw one of  the wettest January's on record."

So that should help in savings. Also people use less water in general in winter months, so reductions between December's maybe less than when comparing summer months.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News.