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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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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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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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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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Water Supply Update

As we noted at few posts ago, the California Department of Water Resources conducts field surveys of the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountains on or about the first of the month from January through May each year.  The …
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Water Supply Update

We’ve had a nice December in California, precipitation-wise.  And now we have enough numbers from the California Department of Water Resources to put together a new water supply update.  And it’s captured pretty well in this recent article from the …
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Happy 2013!

Happy 2013 to all our Subscribers at MOST, as well as to all of our visitors!  We have a couple of reminders to get your water year started. First and MOST importantly: if you want to take the Water Distribution …
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Water Supply Update

December 1 is an important time for a water supply update.  This is usually when we hear from the California Department of Water Resources as to the “Allocation” of water to the State Water Project.  As of this morning, we …
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Huell Howser Retires

He is a California public television icon, and apparently he is retiring.  Huell Howser has been the host of California Gold and other similar shows for as long as we can remember.  But what does that have to do with …
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Peripheral Tunnels

We may need to discontinue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times — we’re not sure that our blood pressure can handle it any longer.  It’s not really the Times’ fault — this time.  Their Bettina Boxall is merely reporting …
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