Another California drought in 2021 is possible, along with more wildfires
It was in 2016 that the state of California declared a four-year drought had finally come to an end. Now, in 2021, it could be entering another very dry season. It is in the winter season that folks on the West Coast welcome dreary days packed with cloud and rain. California usually sees the most rain and snow in the month of February. This year, however, was different: It was quite dry all of the winter season, and we can blame La Niña for this pattern. … Thirty per cent of California’s water supply comes from the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges and only 57 per cent of normal precipitation has fallen this season. This, coupled with lower than average snowpack for 2020 as well, could spell trouble down the road when it comes to water supply.
- Santa Rosa Press Democrat: North Bay braces for water cuts with reservoirs at record lows after second dry winter
- Times of San Diego: Latest snowpack measurements indicate ‘critically dry year’ ahead for California
- 23ABC News: Annual survey shows 2021 water levels are near historic lows
- Los Angeles Times: Opinion: California Senate leader’s plan to avoid drought crisis
- Capital Press: Drought emergency declared in Klamath County
- SF Gate: Before-and-after photos of California reservoirs show looming drought