Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015


California cut water use more than 20% in December

Bay Area News Group

Sacramento Bee

It took a whole year of trying, but in December California at last achieved Gov. Jerry Brown’s directive to slash water use 20 percent in response to the continuing drought. Californians collectively cut their water consumption by 22.2 percent in December compared to the prior year, based on reports filed by urban water agencies with the State Water Resources Control Board.


AR research key to understanding water supply

Capital Public Radio

When California gets a big storm, it likely started in the tropics a week before. The narrow corridors of water vapor are called atmospheric rivers, or AR's. Get too many, California gets floods; too few, drought. A research project — CalWater 2015 — will study the particles in atmospheric rivers and how they influence precipitation.

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