Water supply back to normal in Seattle, Everett and Tacoma

SEATTLE (AP) — City officials say water supply levels in Seattle, Everett and Tacoma are back to normal.

The cities of Seattle, Everett and Tacoma deactivated their water shortage response plans Monday after heavy rains in late October and early November reset water supplies to normal conditions.

City officials said in a news release the state remains in a declared drought, but rain on the west side of the Cascade Mountains has saturated the ground and filled reservoirs.

Residents in the three areas had been asked to conserve water as water supplies fell below normal during the summer.

Officials in each city say they'll closely monitor a strong El Nino weather pattern, which could bring warmer weather than normal as well as a below-normal snowpack in 2016.