Water Data

A bunch of it, from the California Water Blog, and Sacramento is in pretty good shape.

An excerpt.

The California Department of Water Resources does a great job assembling data that can give insights on water conditions during the ongoing drought. They update the information daily (which can be addictive for some of us) on the California Data Exchange Center website.

Here are highlights of water conditions as of January 4:

Summary

A drought as bad as last year seems unlikely, but remains a possibility, especially for the Tulare Basin in the southern Central Valley. Rain has arrived, but the drought has not yet left. Fortunately, we have three months left in the wet season. We won’t have much to say for sure about the 2015 water outlook until March, no matter how eager we want to know. For the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, El Nino — the periodic shift of warm water from the Western to the Eastern Pacific — is a poor predictor of runoff in northern and central California.

Reservoirs

The December storms helped, but surface water storage remains about 5 million acre feet below average for this time of year. The Sacramento area is in much better shape, but most other areas are worse off or about the same as they were a year ago.

Retrieved January 6, 2015 from http://californiawaterblog.com/2015/01/05/the-2015-drought-so-far/

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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