Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Stage is set

Drought area triples in 3 months, affects 92% of state

Likelihood of reaching median water year precipitation total. CNAP

KQED

San Francisco Chronicle & KQED San Francisco

After an all-too-brief reprieve, the Golden State is once again starting to brown up. The U.S. Drought Monitor now has nearly 48 percent of the state categorized as being in at least “moderate drought.” More than 91 percent of the state is listed as at least “abnormally dry” — the precursor stage to drought. That's a three-fold increase from conditions just three months ago.

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Groundbreaking for recycled water reservoir in OC

Orange County Register

A reservoir capable of holding 1.6 billion gallons of recycled water is set to sustain south Orange County by the end of 2019. Once completed, the Trampas Canyon Reservoir will store enough excess treated water in the winter months to meet irrigation demands in the region during the summer.

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Does our environment deserve its own water right?

Water Education Foundation

Does California need to revamp the way in which water is dedicated to the environment to better protect fish and the ecosystem at large? In the hypersensitive world of California water, where differences over who gets what can result in epic legislative and legal battles, the idea sparks a combination of fear, uncertainty and promise.

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