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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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Winter in Yosemite

I just completed another — ahem — fact-finding mission.  I was examining the state of the water supply in the frozen reservoir that is the snow pack of the Sierra Nevada.  As seen in today’s photo of Tenaya Lake in …
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The Rose Parade and Water Supply

As a native southern Californian, I have been watching the Rose Parade every year for a very long time.  Despite being held in January — the second wettest month of the year around here — the parade rarely encounters any …
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The Winter Solstice Arrives!

Today marks the beginning of Winter — at least in the Northern Hemisphere.  (Happy Summer to our friends south of the equator!)  This is the day with the smallest amount of sunlight hours, and the sun is the lowest in …
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Water Supply Update

We’ve had a good couple of precipitation years now in California, so our water supply picture is quite good.  That fact — along with the recent certification exam and the Thanksgiving holiday — has put water supply updates on the …
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WD 1 – The Hydrologic Cycle

This course examines the hydrologic cycle on Planet Earth, including terminology for the changes of state and movement of water.  Also included is a discussion of water storage on the planet, and alternative sources of water supply.  Course intended for …
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May Day! May Day!

“May Day” has several connotations. I’ll tell you which ones apply to today’s blog and the one that doesn’t. First, May Day — or more commonly, mayday — is a distress signal. I have been distressed of late. This accounts …
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