Wednesday, March 2, 2016

California's Water

There was plenty of water flowing in Yosemite Falls the end of February.
Water too, in the seasonal Royal Arch Cascade
Unseasonably warm temperatures have caused the Sierra snow pack to melt early making things look better than they are.  In truth, the March snow survey showed the snow pack to be only 83% of average for this time of year.
 The early runoff has brought Don Pedro lake up enough for people to launch small boats but it is easy to see it still has a long way to go, as do all of the reservoirs in California.  We are still in a sever drought.

1 comment:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's good to be reminded of how severe the drought is -- I've heard and read more than a few comments about 'glad the California drought is over' just because you had a couple of rainy months. Not enough.

Yosemite is always beautiful and I love your pictures. Was just reading an article about the vendor pulling out and the names of some of the iconic hotels etc being in dispute. (I really don't care too much because the scenery is what we went for and what I remember.)