Monday, March 23, 2015

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California is first to feel hydropower crunch of drought

Chairs on a ski lift overlooking Donner Lake, sit idle at Donner Ski Ranch. NAPA VALLEY REGISTER

Napa Valley Register

Napa Valley Register

Spring is arriving with the Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the West below average. But what California is experiencing is historically low snowpack — a meager accumulation that has serious implications for the West if the drought not just of water, but of snow, persists.

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San Diego County has small but key drought buffer

San Diego Union-Tribune

As California endures yet another year of drought, San Diego County is among the least-impacted regions. The reason is past challenges in securing enough drinking water have led to investments that are paying off today.

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U.N. water report: 'Water for a Sustainable World'

UNESCO.org

The 2015 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report, "Water for a Sustainable World," was launched at the official celebration of World Water Day. The report demonstrates how water resources are essential to achieving global sustainability.

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