Quenching California’s Thirst For Water

California drought

The past four years have been among the driest in California’s recorded history. (Photo credit: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

The past four years have been among the driest in California’s recorded history. This January marked one of the driest months on record. In March, the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a key source of fresh water for the region, was at 5 percent of its historical average of 28.5 inches. The Sierra Nevada’s Tuolumne River Basin supplies water for the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts and the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, which provides water to San Francisco and surrounding areas. [Read more…]