Thursday Top of the Scroll: California should expect a ‘fourth dry year’ as drought persists
California’s reservoirs will enter fall in a slightly better position than last year, but the Golden State should prepare for more dryness, extreme weather events and water quality hazards in 2023, officials say. … [S]ome of the state’s biggest reservoirs, including Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta, are slightly more full than they were at the same time last year, but still remain well below average. Water managers are now preparing for a “fourth dry year,” as well as more unpredictable weather and wildfires associated with climate change, DWR Assistant Deputy Director John Yarbrough said during a meeting of the California Water Commission.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Why California will probably see its third drier-than-normal winter in a row
- New York Times: Why Fog Is So Vital to Life in California
- Washington Post: Ruinous floods and unrelenting heat: Photos from a summer of extreme weather
- NBC – San Diego: What is a ‘Triple-Dip’ La Niña & What Does it Mean For California’s Weather? A Meteorologist Explains
- LA Times: L.A. County remains dry, most of Southern California avoids Northern California storm system
- Mendocino Voice: Mendocino Public Health on record-setting Sept. heat - “We can’t just treat this as a once-in-15-years occurrence”