California’s 2016 water year ended Friday with lower-than-expected
and a “
” as the state’s snowpack measured well below average.
Folsom Lake in 2011 and 2014.
Water year 2016, which ran from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, was officially categorized as “dry” statewide, continuing California’s five-year
. The onset of the new water year has brought attention to the record reliance on groundwater by farmers and
corporations and residents
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