Monday Top of the Scroll: What’s causing California’s drought?
California’s new drought is worsening. After two severely dry winters, reservoirs are shrinking, fire danger is rising and water supplies are looking more tenuous. The past two years have been the driest in nearly half a century, since 1976-77. How did the state find itself in a new crisis just as the COVID pandemic is fading? Scientists say California’s parched plight largely comes down to two words: “atmospheric river.” An increasing body of research is showing that the state’s water supply each year depends almost entirely on a handful of big make-or-break storms. And the last two winters, too few arrived.
- KRCR: Disappearing Lake Oroville forces 130 houseboats to be pulled from the water
- Ukiah Daily Journal: Senator McGuire holds virtual drought town hall
- Press Democrat: Editorial - The new normal — more dry years than wet years
- Ukiah Daily Journal: Environment: Controlling Water In The Region – Part 2
- Fox KTVU 2: Amid a worsening drought, water supplies at one important reservoir are in good shape
- Pasadena Now: Committee to Hear PWP’s Urban Water Management Plan as State Continues Tightening Water Use Rules
- Mountain Democrat: GDPUD - Water supply sufficient