Roughly half of the rainwater that falls on the natural landscapes gets absorbed into the ground. This water slowly makes its way to rivers and aquifers. After a long dry summer, water levels in the reservoir are down much lower than their seasonal average, and it will take time for the reservoir to refill. Reducing water usage now will help the water levels remain healthy for fish and refill the reservoir so that there is enough for everyone. For more information and the latest updates, visit Seattle Public Utilities Blog.