Vernal Equinox

Here is Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park, to remind us of the coming of the Vernal Equinox.

Here is Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park, to remind us of the coming of the Vernal Equinox.

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 to catch up in the next couple of weeks.  But we can’t let another day pass without noting the coming of the Vernal Equinox.

The Vernal Equinox marks the official end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.  In much of the country, that is especially important this year, as the eastern two-thirds of the USA is suffering from one of the coldest winters on record.  (Any comments from the global warmists?)  However, we in the west could use a few more months of winter, as we have been remarkably dry this year.  In fact, our allocation from the California Department of Water Resources has been cut!  And this is the second consecutive year for a springtime cut.  The DWR is remarkably conservative in its early season allocations, as it realizes the burden it places on its member water agencies by reducing its promised deliveries.  We can’t remember when we have seen such a cut in two consecutive years.  It’s alarming!  So a few more storms would be quite welcome out here.

Also of note: there is no rest for the weary!  It is only eight weeks until the Water Treatment Operator certification exam!  If you’re taking that exam on May 18, start your studying today.  Find your old notes and get them organized.  And watch MOST for additional help over the next two months.

Welcome to Spring!

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