Wednesday Top of the Scroll: California drought – January is a rainfall bust. How big of a problem is that?
After a soaking wet December that ended fire season, delivered more 15 feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, and boosted hopes that California’s severe drought might be coming to and end, dry weather is back, in a big way. Like a baseball player stuck in a hitting slump, it hasn’t rained significantly in the Bay Area for 14 days, since Jan. 4. Although reservoirs received a nice boost from big storms in December and late October, they still remain well below normal levels in most parts of the state. Time to start sweating that the state’s two-year drought might be turning into a three-year drought? Not yet, say experts.
- Antelope Valley Press: Storms provide ‘good,’ ‘cautious’ news for water supply
- Herald and News: Counting every drop - January’s Klamath Basin water tracker
- UC Davis Magazine: Droughts, Explained