Tuesday Top of the Scroll: California’s wet season nears an end with big concerns about drought
A disappointingly dry February is fanning fears of another severe drought in California, and cities and farms are bracing for problems. In many places, including parts of the Bay Area, water users are already being asked to cut back. The state’s monthly snow survey on Tuesday will show only about 60% of average snowpack for this point in the year, the latest indication that water supplies are tightening. With the end of the stormy season approaching, forecasters don’t expect much more buildup of snow, a key component of the statewide supply that provides up to a third of California’s water.
- The Tribune: SLO sees driest back-to-back Februaries in 150 years. Here’s when it might rain again
- Manteca Bulletin: SSJID worried drought may be on the way
- GV Wire: ‘It’s Just Not Enough’ Says Senator Caballero About 5% Water Allocation to SJV Farmers
- FOX2 KTVU: Sierra snowpack measurement of season
- Sacramento Bee: Opinion: As another dry year looms in California, key steps will make a resilient water future
- CBS8: February rainfall was more than two inches below normal in San Diego