California’s mountain snowpack has peaked just above its historic average for early spring, likely ensuring ample water this summer for farmers and residents of the drought-prone state.

But Governor Gavin Newsom doesn’t want Californians, who have endured years of dry weather, to just open up the taps.

“You can take a deep breath this year, but don’t quadruple the amount of time in your shower,” Newsom said. “Consider that this time next year, we might be in a different place.”

Newsom joined state water officials at their latest manual snowpack measurement of the season Tuesday in a Sierra Nevada meadow, …