On the Dry Side of Wet

We in northern California felt the rain of the last week or so might have made up for the abnormally dry winter.  Some days it felt like the great dam in the sky was doing an enormous spillway release to save itself.  But wet as we got it’s still been a very dry year.  As of April 1 the snow pack in the northern Sierras is only at 55% and in the south, worse, at 39%.

…the state will probably deliver just half of the 4 million acre-feet of water requested by members of the state water project this year, after an unusually wet 2011 helped fill up the state’s reservoir storage. An acre-foot is 325,851 gallons of water – enough water to supply one to two households for a year.

SF Gate:  and The Executive Summary at California Department of Water Resources

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