Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Winter odds

Valley farmers tighten belt for another likely dry year

Forecasters: Wet winter odds aren't good. HANFORD SENTINEL file

Sentinel

Hanford Sentinel

Are you dreaming of a wet winter to turn fallowed fields green? Prepare for disappointment. Forecasters are calling for a weak La Niña to last into the spring. That usually means dry conditions in Central California. Seven of the 11 weak La Nina episodes since 1950 have produced below-average precipitation.

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On the Colorado, climate change is water change

Water Deeply

The Colorado River Basin is undergoing one of the worst droughts ever recorded. A team of scientists declares in a new report explaining the effects of climate change on the river that there won't be any "breakthroughs" to save us from water scarcity.

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Reservoir expansion could store water for millions

Mercury News

Millions of Bay Area residents could get extra drought insurance against water shortages and quality problems from a proposed $800 million expansion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir that may have up to 10 water suppliers as partners.

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