AccuWeather reported that after an absence of major storms for much of the winter, the Sierra Nevada mountain range region in California finally received some heavy snow, and looks to receive more next week.
Calling it the ‘March Miracle,’ AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said parts of the central and northern Sierra Nevada were buried under somewhere between 3-5 feet of snow since it started falling on Sunday.
“As of 9 a.m. PDT Monday, Kingvale, California reported 52 inches of snow from the storm thus far.”
“The snow depth in Blue Canyon, California, went from zero to 62 inches in just 3 days, meaning that more than 5 feet of snow fell there.”
This is good news because the California Legislature and former Gov. Jerry Brown passed a law to impose water rationing on the state’s residents of 55 gallons per person, per day by 2020, now bumped to 2022.
As water expert Kristi Diener recently explained:
“Californians never wasted their way into any drought, and they cannot conserve their way out. Urban water use is only 10% of California’s water pie, or roughly 1.3 trillion gallons annually. Even if families made draconian 50% water cuts, the savings would only be about 651 billion gallons. But because California has refused to build any new major reservoir storage, we still don’t have a place to store this sacrificed water. In fact, in water year 2019 alone, 651 billion gallons flowed into the ocean 14 times. It is not possible to conserve our way into future water security when water is rationed on one end, and released to the sea on the other. If we had adequate storage, we wouldn’t have to be rationed at all. Instead of taking action, conservation continues to be studied to death.”
Good News for Skiers
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