California Drought: 4th driest water year depletes reservoirs
October 1, 2014
CW3E partners at the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) are quoted in a recent article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat marking water year 2013/14 as the 4th driest on record.
The baked lakebed of Lake Mendocino shows a carp head (photo taken 30 September 2014 by Press Democrat photographer Kent Porter)
Dwindling reservoir levels are one of the main concerns due to the drought – Lake Mendocino is only 27% full. The article mentions the research partnership between SCWA and CW3E. Understanding the key role of atmospheric rivers in the area’s water supply is a focus of the research agreement. Please find the full article (including additional photos and a video) at: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2909680-181/north-coast-water-woes-reflected