Thursday Top of the Scroll: California’s snowpack signals another dry year, prompting calls to save water
California will face another critically dry year, and residents will need to adapt quickly to cope with water shortages and a warmer, drier climate that has helped fuel destructive wildfires. Officials with the state’s department of water resources announced on Tuesday they had found that the water content of the overall snowpack for 2 March amounted to 61% of the average. The state’s largest reservoirs were storing between 38% and 68% of their capacity, officials said, meaning that the state would have a lot less water to carry it through the rest of the year.
- Washington Post: Historic drought worsens in the Southwest
- The Mercury News: Editorial – Drought threat should trigger water conservation now
- Manteca/Ripon Bulletin: SSJID worried drought may be on the way
- BBC News: Then and now – a ‘megadrought’ in California