New fact sheet on groundwater from the PPIC: Groundwater is one of California’s greatest hidden assets—but minimal regulation has led to over-use and other problems. This fact sheet outlines a range of issues, many of which can be addressed by statewide reform. For the fact sheet: Reforming California’s groundwater management
Drought monitor update: Dry, warm weather dominates the west during first 10 days of June: “So far in June 2014, the total precipitation map from the PRISM network indicates no precipitation has fallen over most of the West. The Midwest, including Nebraska, Kansas, and parts of Oklahoma, Missouri, western Tennessee, and northern Mississippi have had the highest totals. The temperature anomaly map shows a continued pattern of warm weather West of the Rockies and cool temperatures in the northern Great Plains. … ” Read the full update here: Weekly Snowpack/Drought Monitor Update for June 12
NOAA’s National Climate Overview for May: It was the 32nd warmest May for the country overall,but not for us; California tied its ninth warmest May on record, with a statewide temperature 3.9°F above average, marking the seventh consecutive month with above-average temperatures. For more, go here: National Climate Overview – May 2014
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