California Reservoir WatchHere are the state's 10 biggest reservoirs--those of about 1 million acre feet and larger--and how their current storage compares to average conditions and levels a year ago. br> (Source for map data: CA DWR)
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From the Climate Watch Blog
Sep 23, 2012
A round-up of recent reporting on California agriculture from Climate Watch. Continue reading
Aug 22, 2012
But returning to "Hollywood" showers will just make things worse. Continue reading
Jul 31, 2012
But hope persists that we can blunt the worst impacts, if not slow down the warming. Continue reading
Jul 31, 2012
"Extreme" rain and snow events happening more often in the south, less often up north. Continue reading
From KQED Public Radio: California's Water
The California Report | Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012, 8:50 AM
There are more than 1,400 dams in California. When the earliest of them was built, the goals were clear: store water, control floods and generate electricity. Since then, new priorities have been added, such as protecting endangered species, which makes relicensing the dams a very pricey and lengthy process.
The California Report | Monday, Jun 18, 2012, 8:50 AM
While much is uncertain about California's warming climate, there's little doubt that it's already changing the fundamentals of how most of us get our water. And that has some far-reaching implications that could even show up on your electric bill.
The California Report | Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012, 8:50 AM
The state's water managers rolled out a plan this week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by moving water around the state. If that sounds odd, it turns out that moving and treating water takes a lot of electricity. But the reverse is also true -- generating power uses a lot of water.