A Bay Area News Group report this week laid out great news on the California water front: Less than 1 percent of the state — a remote area near the Oregon border — is in drought status, the best showing since 2011. What’s more, the Sierra Nevada snowpack — a crucial source of water — is at 161 percent of its historic average, and supplies at every major reservoir are in good condition or better. But local and state governments and residents need to continue the good habits and smart practices they established during the lengthy drought that led then-Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency in 2014. Lawmakers need to fund more water storage facilities.
https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Alyssa Barman https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Alyssa Barman2019-03-08 09:19:442019-03-12 20:36:25OPINION: Excellent News On The California Water Front — But Long-Term Picture Is Grim