Tuesday Top of the Scroll: California is on the brink of drought – again. Is it ready?
California is at the edge of another protracted drought, just a few years after one of the worst dry spells in state history left poor and rural communities without well water, triggered major water restrictions in cities, forced farmers to idle their fields, killed millions of trees, and fueled devastating megafires. … Just four years since the state’s last drought emergency, experts and advocates say the state isn’t ready to cope with what could be months and possibly years of drought to come.
- E&E News: Megadrought: ‘Climate change starting to hammer home’
- The Sacramento Bee: Felt a few raindrops in Sacramento? Well, don’t get your hopes up for lots of rain
- Chicago Sun Times: Out West, another dry year takes shape, as drought takes hold