[env-trinity] Sacramento Bee 12-17-10

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 20 11:06:01 PST 2010


Calif water projections raised as storms roll in

Sacramento Bee-12/17/10

 

Water officials say recent storms have given California the best
early-season water supply outlook in five years.

 

As a result, Department of Water Resources Director Mark Cowin on Friday
said farms and cities can expect half the water they request next year.
That's double the 25-percent projection he made just lasmonth.

 

Cowin says next year's delivery outlook should continue to improve for water
districts serving about 25 million Californians and 750,000 acres of
farmland. 

 

Snowpack is 122 percent of normal for this time of year. Lake Shasta and
Folsom Lake reservoirs are releasing water to make room for runoff from the
latest storm that began raking the state Friday.

 

The news comes after three dry winters that led to low initial projections a
year ago.

 

 

Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 mobile

bwl3 at comcast.net 

bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org 

http://www.fotr.org

 

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