California Water

Saving the Rain

May 16, 2023

Flooding our fields helps store water in belowground aquifers. ~~~

In drought years, California’s depleted reservoirs are a visible reminder of the state’s water crisis. As dry periods drag on, its two largest reservoirs — Shasta and Oroville — start to look more like streams than lakes. But for every gallon of water no longer above ground, gallons more are disappearing, largely unnoticed, from storage that can’t be seen from the highway.

(READ MORE at Comstock’s Magazine)