Posts Tagged ‘drought’

Why Conserve Water After the Winter We Had?

water conservation

Right about now a few folks in town are asking why, when our central region snowpack is over 200% and reservoirs are overflowing, do we still have to conserve water and limit watering times.

Why not use our new surface water source, the Sacramento River, and draw down the reservoirs a bit so they can better receive that snowmelt as it melts throughout summer. Read more

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Meteorological Study Predicts Megadroughts in the U.S. southwest

drought in California

Everyone is concerned about the third year of drought in California, but things could get worse. A recent study concludes that the chances of a megadrought for the U.S. southwest is now at 50%. A drought lasting 30 years or more could hit southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. Fortunately for those of us living near the Bay Area, our chances of a megadrought are more like 10%. Read more

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