Tuesday Top of the Scroll: How unprepared is California for 2021’s drought?
California — already in the clutches of another drought emergency — is looking over its shoulder at what happened last time, anticipating the worst and evaluating the strategies that worked and those that failed. So is California in a better position to weather this drought? Some things are worse, some better: Groundwater is still being pumped with no statewide limits, siphoning up drinking water that rural communities rely on. In northern counties, residents are reliving the last disaster as water restrictions kick in again, but in the south, enough water is stored to avoid them for now. … The upshot is California isn’t ready — again.
- Bloomberg Green: California Farmers Facing Drought Are Choosing Empty Fields
- KQED: Watch How California’s Drought Took Over This Winter
- Fresh Plaza: Drought could cause California growers to plow under fields
- Drovers: Drought Brings “Hardship” To Klamath Basin Ranchers
- Vacaville Reporter: Lake Berryessa shows effects of ongoing drought