Monday Top of the Scroll: Is California suffering a decades-long megadrought?
California has entered another drought. But depending on who you ask, the last one may have never really ended. Some researchers believe the region is actually more than two decades into an emerging “megadrought” — a hydrological event that is on par with the worst dry spells of the past millennium. Except this time, they say, human-caused climate change is driving its severity — and will make it that much harder to climb back out of.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Could a super typhoon bring late-season rain to parched California? Here’s one expert’s take
- KCRA: Water levels low at Folsom Lake as California faces threat of drought
- Noozhawk: Solvang Declares Stage One Drought Emergency as Rainfall Remains Light
- The Guardian: How bad will California’s fire season be? Experts on the threat – and what can be done
- ABC10: Drought adds pressure on Central Valley farmers as other factors cause food prices to rise