Tag: Drought Watch 2014
Drought conditions in parts of Central California are now so harsh that it has become normal to turn on the tap and have no water coming out. In the rural town of East Porterville, more than 600 household wells went dry this summer. Tulare County is now providing showers for the town's residents.
A controversial effort by the California Senator to broker drought-driven water legislation is dead, for now.
Two competing camps have emerged about how to boost California's water supplies during dry times: conserve more water or build more water storage.
Water managers are walking a tightrope this year, balancing three competing needs: how much water to deliver to people and agriculture, how much to provide for wildlife and how much to save for next year, in case it’s just as dry.