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    Tag Archive: hydrology

    Jan 05 2014

    First snow survey of 2014 shows dry conditions; California braces for possible third dry year

    From the Department of Water Resources: SACRAMENTO –  As California’s dry weather pushes into the new year, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced that its first snow survey of the winter found more bare ground than snow. Manual and electronic readings record the snowpack’s statewide water content at about 20 percent of average …

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    Jan 05 2014

    Secretary Laird, the State Water Contractors, and the Sacramento Regional Water Authority respond to bleak snow survey

    Secretary John Laird issued the following statement: “California has just ended one of the driest years in recorded history in many areas. Today’s snowpack measurement was an abysmal 20 percent of normal. This is a clear call for all of us to cut back on the amount of water we use watering lawns and landscaping. …

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    Dec 10 2013

    Department of Water Resources issues December 2013 Sacramento River Accretion Forecast

    From the Department of Water Resources: The Northern Sierra 8-station precipitation index (8SI) as of Dec 8 was 3.2 inches, which is 28% of its historical average to date (Dec 5) of 11.5 inches.  The Southern Sierra 5-station precipitation index (5SI) as of Dec 8 was 3.0 inches, which is 36% of its historical average …

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    Sep 06 2013

    The Department of Water Resources prepares for a dry 2014; Drought workshops scheduled

    From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is sponsoring events throughout the fall in preparation for the possibility that water year 2014 could be a third consecutive dry year.  Preparing for the potential of continued dry conditions is also the focus of a joint California State Board of Food and …

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    Jul 30 2013

    Guest commentary: An Inconvenient Truth: The Mysticism of Co-Equal Objectives

    Guest Blogger

    Today, Maven welcomes guest blogger Robert Shibatani to the Notebook blog. Robert Shibatani is a physical hydrologist and long-time consultant for the California water industry, and is Vice Chair of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute/ASCE Norcal Chapter, among other distinguished postions. He is the CEO of The SHIBATANI GROUP, Inc., an affiliated practice group …

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