The last rainy season that saw what is considered “normal” precipitation in the Sacramento region and across Northern California and the West was an increasingly distant 2011-2012.
Since then, dwindling fractions of rain and snow totals have fallen far short of that needed to fill reservoirs, animate streams and rivers, green countrysides and lawns and generally slake the ever-increasing collective thirst that demands immense contributions from nature and wiser management of those wet offerings.
Awareness of the record dry spell and the communities’ need to adjust on levels macro to personal is growing. To provide and spotlight information useful in the quest to save and more effectively use the water remaining, we present this collection of stories, links and other content.
Video: Central Valley farmer faces drought realities