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Californians jeer state’s decision to extend drought restrictions

Californians jeer state’s decision to extend drought restrictions

California’s decision to extend drought restrictions despite historic rain and snow has met with splashback from some waterlogged residents. The State Water Resources Control Board voted to keep the cutbacks in place at its Feb. 8 meeting, much to the shock of Californians grappling with flooding, mudslides, flash floods, sinkholes and torrential downpours. “I’m imagining […]

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Authorities Release Water As Shasta Lake Reaches Capacity

Shasta Lake had been decimated by the state’s  five year drought.  Now authorities are releasing water as levels near overflow.  From SFGate:  “The lake stood at 96 percent of capacity and 137 percent of the historical average, as of midnight Monday, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Water officials are releasing 70,000 cubic […]

Storms Soak California, Easing Drought

Storms Soak California, Easing Drought

Parts of California, Nevada and Idaho were on weather watches Tuesday as a low pressure system began to move across the region. A warm front was set to drop a foot of snow in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains and Cascades as well as up to six inches of rain in the southern Sierra Nevadas, […]

Storms Filled 37 Percent of CA Snow-Water Deficit

Storms Filled 37 Percent of CA Snow-Water Deficit

The “atmospheric river” weather patterns that pummeled California with storms from late December to late January may have recouped 37 percent of the state’s five-year snow-water deficit, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research using NASA satellite data. Researchers at the university’s Center for Water Earth Science and Technology (CWEST) estimate that two powerful […]

Is the great California drought finally ending?

Is the great California drought finally ending?

LOS ANGELES — California’s biggest reservoirs are swelling. As of this date, the area surrounding the Sierra Nevada has seen as much snow, sleet, hail and rain as during the wettest years on record. Rainy Los Angeles feels more like London than Southern California. So is the great California drought finally calling it quits? Yes. […]

Atmospheric River Brings Rain To Drought Stricken California

Atmospheric River Brings Rain To Drought Stricken California

A not-entirely-unwelcome storm dumped heavy rain on parts of California and Nevada Sunday during part of a weather phenomenon known as an atmospheric river. Another followed close on its tail and was expected to bring up to 15 inches of rain in places like the Sierra Nevada mountains Monday. Atmospheric rivers are actually common weather […]

Snow And Rain In California Could Help Drought

Snow And Rain In California Could Help Drought

After years of drought that brought devastating wildfires and forced municipalities to consider alternative approaches to water use in California, stomach incoming storms were expected to bring several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The snowfall, which could provide some much needed relief this week will come on the heels of weeks […]

Directly drinking treated wastewater could be in Californians’ future

Directly drinking treated wastewater could be in Californians’ future

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015

   

California’s Fishy Drought

California’s Fishy Drought

  . California’s Central Valley is called America’s bread basket. It’s a remarkable tribute to American ingenuity. A once dry desert now supports a 20 billion dollar agriculture industry that provides half of all produce sold in the United States. And its irrigation system accounts for 1/6th of all irrigated land in the country. But […]