Monday Top of the Scroll: 74% of California and 52% of the Western U.S. now in ‘exceptional’ drought
Drought conditions in California remain at record highs, with most of the state now classified in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought, reflecting conditions across the Southwest, according to a new report from climate scientists. Much of the Bay Area and the northern Central Valley have been included in the most severe “exceptional drought” zone, along with much of southeast California, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported.
- CapRadio: California’s reservoirs face dangerously low levels
- Digital Journal: California’s linchpin reservoir expected to reach a record low water level this summer
- The Guardian: ‘Truly an emergency’: how drought returned to California – and what lies ahead
- Fox News: California faces worst drought in decades: ‘Economic disaster’
- KPIX: Drought Emergency - Marin County Residents Falling Short Of Water Conservation Goal
- Chico Enterprise-Record: How could low water levels at Lake Oroville signal risk for Butte County’s rural communities?
- Action News Now: Dozens Of Orland Wells Have Already Dried Up