A Look at Mendocino County Water: Rainfall Gives ‘Breathing Room,’ But Only Infrastructure and Climate Solutions Can Mitigate Drought • The Voice of Mendocino | Mendocino County, Katie Mendocino Voice

MENDOCINO Co, CA, 1/29/23 – Even during the power outages, flooding, and tree fall in Mendocino County during the first weeks of 2023, we can take comfort in the fact that rain on drought-stricken soils in California is good news. Lake Mendocino reached the largest amount of water storage in over a decade, and our … Read more

California’s river storms will not solve a historic drought

A house flooded by the Salinas River during a rainstorm in Salinas, California on January 13. Photo: Josh Edelson/Bloomberg via Getty Images California water department officials are scrambling to capture as much runoff as possible from the state’s weeks-long atmospheric river storms in an effort to alleviate water supply concerns stemming from a massive ongoing … Read more

The golf industry must do more to address the ongoing drought

Even in the middle of a cold and rainy winter in the Coachella Valley and California in general, officials with the Coachella Valley Water District have a blunt message for the desert golf course industry: Take the ongoing drought seriously, because changes may be coming to the water sooner rather than later. said Dr. Robert … Read more

Experts say early drought preparation is key as La Niña shows signs of easing

There was a time, not so long ago, when our screens and news feeds were filled with images of emaciated cattle, dry and dusty pastures, dripping hay and drought calls. Stories of devastation were everywhere, as farmers lost enough resources and rural communities struggled to survive. Then came La Niña. Three wet summers saw rising … Read more

California’s dilemma: How can you harness massive amounts of rain when water is scarce? Scientists say let it sink in.

CNN – California went from severe drought to severe flooding in a matter of days. On Monday, 90% of the state’s population was under flood watch as another round of storms passed. However, it was just last week when several counties in the state were experiencing quite the opposite—an exceptional drought, which the U.S. Drought … Read more