Drought Is Not Over, Part II

Drought conditions, despite the recent rains, are so bad that we’ll need “some epic, Noah-type storms” to make a difference. That’s a quote in today’s Chron from the US Bureau of Reclamation. Our uneducated estimate yesterday of five or six more big storms was way off. EBMUD, which serves Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda, tells reporter Kelly Zito that it needs 40 more inches of rain by April 1 in its Sierra watershed to come out of the drought.

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