Apr 19, 2016

Will El Niño's water bounty in Northern California provide for dry southern cities?

California
USA
by
Steve Scauzillo
,
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

The so-called March Miracle has unleashed the largest allocation of water from Northern California in four years, more than doubling the flow of imported water from the State Water Project into Central and Southern California.

By increasing the official allocation from the State Water Project from 5 percent in 2014 to 45 percent today, the state Department of Water Resources has sent signals the drought is easing, although far from vanquished