Posted by Mark Grossi on March 11, 2014
Sometimes, it helps to put a few numbers alongside the stories about California's extreme dry year, especially with the end of rain and snow season approaching April 1.
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, the keeper summer of more than half the state's summer water, is 31% of average.
The major reservoirs are basically less than half full at this point.
Posted by Mark Grossi on March 10, 2014
Meteorologists quietly rolled their eyes last week as stories of a possible El Nino emerged in the media.
Posted by Mark Grossi on March 3, 2014
The good news about Fresno rainfall? The city had a slightly above-average February. The bad news? The city is still only 43% of the season average. All we have left at this point is hope in March, Earth Log blogger Mark Grossi says.
Posted by Mark Grossi on February 25, 2014
In this epic dry winter, there may be no San Joaquin River water for small east San Joaquin Valley communities this summer. So what will these folks be drinking? Answer: Kings River water.
Posted by Mark Grossi on February 22, 2014
My story Saturday about the zero water allocations for San Joaquin Valley farmers glossed over a nuance that should be reported. And federal officials got one thing wrong.