Drought will force western U.S. to rethink water use, experts say
A record hot summer has laid bare a stark new reality for many states on America’s West Coast: Amid rising temperatures and worsening droughts, many will need to systematically rethink the way they manage limited water supplies. … Washington state’s official climatologist, Nicholas Bond told Zenger that rising temperatures were impacting year-round water supply levels by melting the state’s mountain snowpack earlier than in past years.
- NPR: More Areas In California Are Ravaged By Drought And Wildfires
- LA Times: One of America’s hottest cities is down to one water well
- Ceres Courier: TID reports fourth-driest year in 90-year span
- NBC: “It’s dire and it’s only getting worse”: California tourist town running out of water amid drought
- Manteca Bulletin: Tracy tightens irrigation rules due to drought