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. They know it's a hint of a crack in California's drought next year.
A hint in this extreme, dry year is big news. But meteorologists know the drought could keep going even if we see El Nino, which is a giant blob of warm, shallow water in the Pacific Ocean along the equator.
They also know El Nino might not show up at all.
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.
Posted by Mark Grossi on February 18, 2014
The New York Times carried an interesting story about a solar desalination plant rising near Firebaugh on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.