Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Could California handle another year of drought?
In a multi-agency meeting on the state of California’s drought conditions, state officials painted a broader picture on water allocation, lack of available water and what the Golden State is facing in the months and years to come. Officials expect record low water levels across the state, especially for Oroville and San Luis Reservoir. … [T]he state is at 58% of average reservoir storage as a whole for this time of year. … Climatologists say it’s too early to tell if it’s going to be a wet or dry year during winter time circulations. A lot of what happens is affected by the jet stream.
- Merced Sun-Star: Concerns linger in Merced County over state decision to cut river water to local farmers
- Fox 40: Roseville to take 1.2 billion gallons from wells to supply residents with water
- Manteca Bulletin: Manteca per capita water use more than in last drought
- Western Farm Press: Blog - West faces catastrophic water and power shortages
- Power Magazine: Hydropower Levels Under Careful Watch as Drought Ravages the West