California 2015: Isn't This Just Another Drought to Manage?

By now, the news about California’s mandated 25% water conservation target is national and international news. On April 1st, the California Department of Water Resources found only 1.4 inches of water content in the Sierra Snowpack, only 5% of the historical average for the first of the month. Since snowmelt accounts for around 30 percent of the State of California’s water supply in normal years, and California’s major reservoirs (Shasta and Oroville) stand at 73 and 67 percent of historic averages, Governor Bro