AQUAFORNIA MONDAY KICKOFF-Calif. Expected To Set New Snowpack Record; Key State Reservoir 98% Full
In today’s Aquafornia scroll:
- California surpasses all-time snowpack record, KTLA – Los Angeles
- Water windfall: Key California reservoir fills for just third time in 12 years, San Jose Mercury News
- Tulare Lake’s return expected to be a long-term issue. Here’s what Gavin Newsom is doing, Sacramento Bee
- Click here to read all of today’s water news from California and across the West
Water Word of the Week: Thousands of feet above the Central Valley tower the peaks of one of the western hemisphere’s most spectacular mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada. Great volumes of snow fall in wet years among the range’s two-mile-high peaks, making the Sierra Nevada’s watersheds a key piece of California’s water supply. This year, a near-record snowpack awaits state officials, who will take snow-depth readings and release their results today. This much-anticipated survey will influence water management decisions for the rest of the year. So we’re making Sierra Nevada our Water Word of the Week. For more of the vibrant vocabulary of California water check out Aquapedia, our free online water encyclopedia.
What’s on Tap This Week: The State Water Resources Control Board meets Tuesday to discuss improvements to inadequate groundwater sustainability plans. On Wednesday, UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses weather whiplash and implications for future water supply. Be sure to check out our month-by-month calendar for the most up-to-date information on events put on by the Foundation and other organizations.
Spring Water Tours & Events:
- Groundwater Short Course, April 13 & 20, May 4 & 18, June 1
- Central Valley Tour, April 26-28
- Bay-Delta Tour, May 17-19
Water Resource of the Week: Amid a wild winter of rain and snow, California’s natural waterways, reservoirs and aqueducts are once again brimming with water. Our popular, frameable California Water Map is the perfect way to get reacquainted with all of the state’s iconic rivers, lakes and conveyance systems.
Western Water, our flagship publication produced by Foundation journalists, is available online. Check out our most recent article:
- Testing at the Source: California Readies a Groundbreaking Hunt to Check for Microplastics in Drinking Water
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Aquafornia is a news aggregation compiled each weekday and published by the Water Education Foundation.