Water Board Proposes Drought
July 23, 2013
for the Sacramento River hydrologic region, where most of the state’s rain occurs.
– the source of much of our water supply. The eight stations are:
Blue Canyon, Brush Creek Ranger Station, Mineral, Mount Shasta City, Pacific House, Quincy Ranger Station, Shasta Dam, and Sierraville Ranger Station.
this index, including snowpack and prior streamflow. And yes, theseasonal forecasts are a more accurate measure of water supply, but great consideration must be made to the nearly one million acre-feet released to the ocean last winter for “flood control” instead of to storage. This is due to the biological opinion that restricts turning on the pumps that move the water to storage.
Again, there are many ways to characterize a drought. But the most accurate definition describing the situation in California this year can only be titled, “A Congressional Drought!”