CNN PRODUCER NOTE Cat Connor took this photo on January 22 to show the drought conditions in Mono Lake, California. She says the water levels at the lake are very low compared to three years ago. 'Normally the surrounding mountains would be covered in snow, right now they are bare,' she said. She says these past snowless winters has led to problems in the area, local tourism jobs are shutting down, creeks and rivers are drying up, and the landscape is changing. 'We are in a very bad situation, people need to get serious about water conservation,' she said.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer