The recent drama at the Oroville Dam was a genuine horror show for us Californians who have been conserving water by the cupful for years. Huge amounts of water were released and flushed into the sea to keep the dam from failing and killing thousands. At least 188,000 people downstream were forced to evacuate.
Someday Californians […]
In California, we have a spring ritual that has become increasingly important in recent years of worsening drought: the state’s top water watcher heads to a specified spot in the mountains where he sticks his long pole into the snow to estimate the amount of future runoff into streams and rivers.
Below left, Frank Gehrke, chief […]
The Golden State has been more golden brown than usual the last few years, as it has suffered a historic drought. We all had our fingers crossed when professional weather wonks forecast a huge rainy season for 2015-16 because of a monster El Nino which normally brings a lot of precipitation.
The good news is the […]
It’s hard to be positive about the future of California. The state is run entirely by Democrats who have made very bad decisions about resources in the past and continue to now. The have pursued diverse growth at any cost despite claiming concern about the environment. The Dems have ignored the Medieval mega-droughts that occurred […]