California Drought Enters Its 6th Year

California’s 2016 water year ended Friday with lower-than-expected

rainfall

and a “

snow drought

” as the state’s snowpack measured well below average.




Folsom Lake in 2011 and 2014.


Giphy

Water year 2016, which ran from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, was officially categorized as “dry” statewide, continuing California’s five-year

drought

. The onset of the new water year has brought attention to the record reliance on groundwater by farmers and

water wars

between

corporations and residents

.

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For a deeper dive:


News:


LA Times

,

Lake County News

,

New York Times

,

Sacramento Bee

,

San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Commentary:


Wired, Nick Stockton column

;

Fresno Bee editorial


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