Tuesday April 2, 2024


The start of April means that California’s rainy season is coming to an end. Things are looking pretty good this year, but there are some caveats.

The snowpack across the Sierra Nevada and the Colorado River Basin — both critical stores of water — is hovering slightly above average, though it’s nowhere near what we saw last winter.

For comparison, in 2023, the State Water Project (SWP) was able to fulfill 100% of water requests made by municipalities across California. This year, the SWP announced a 30% allocation.

“Last year there was so much water we were looking for every place we could to store some water,” said John Yarbrough, assistant deputy director for the SWP.

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