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Sizing the Delta Tunnels

In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, George Skelton seems incredulous that the planned Delta Tunnels must be so large.  But Mr. Skelton is a journalist, not an engineer.  And he didn’t do the math.  So let’s do it for him.  See …
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Water Supply Update

It’s one thing to visit web sites and digest multiple reports on the water supply, but long-time MOST readers know that we don’t consider that kind of analysis to be adequate.  Instead, we insist on personally assessing the situation, risking …
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Final Water Supply Update 2014

The year of 2014 is ending today, so let’s compare our water supply situation now to last year at this time.  The results are encouraging, but a long way from good.  And we need to look at water stored in …
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Winter Solstice 2015

Another cosmic event is upon us: the Winter Solstice.  While this marks the end of Autumn and the onset of Winter, it also means that the days will gradually get longer over the next six months.  There’s something to be …
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Happy New Year From MOST!

We have been quite busy with our new assignment at Santiago Canyon College.  So busy, in fact, that we failed to note the coming of the new year.  New water year, that is.  For some reason — unbeknownst to MOST …
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Water Supply Update

It’s been quite a while since we have posted a water supply update for California.  The main reason is that we absolutely hate bad news.  And its hard to believe that the news could be worse.  But we can only …
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New Year’s Day: Looking Forward and Back

There’s something meaningful to MOST of us about New Year’s Day.  It is a time of reflection on the things that occurred during the past year, and a time of planning for the year to come.  And that applies to …
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Water Supply Update

Unless you were really out of it, you must have noticed that we got precious little rain and snow in California this past year.  In fact, in many places around the State it was the driest year on record.  And …
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Water For Drinking

“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting.”  Although there is some controversy regarding the actual author of this phrase (which is widely attributed to Mark Twain), there can be little controversy as to its truth — at least in …
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Summer Solstice

  Even Druids knew about the Summer Solstice. Long-time readers know that we always note the passing of the seasons here at MOST.  We have just passed the Summer Solstice, the official beginning of Summer, and the longest day of …
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Water Supply Update

We sounded the “May Day” alarm on May Day for the water supply in California this year.  How are things looking a month later?  In a word, bleak.  The percentage of water that the partners in the State Water Project …
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High and Dry

The results of the final snow survey are in, and they couldn’t be much worse.  “Mayday! Mayday!” now has a new meaning!  Our frozen reservoir of snow in the Sierra Nevada was measured at 17 percent of the normal level …
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Water Supply Update

We’re well into Spring now, so let’s look at the water supply picture here in California.  Our wet months of December through March are behind us, so we don’t expect much precipitation until next Thanksgiving or so.  That means that …
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Vernal Equinox

complying Like many of our Subscribers, we have been recovering from the California Water Distribution Operator certification exam last Saturday.  So we missed a few important events this week that normally would have made it to our blog.  We hope …
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California Snow Surveys

We like to keep you updated on the water supply situation in California here at MOST.  And one of the tools we rely on is the California Snow Surveys.  We just came across a nice article on these surveys from …
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