California DWR increases water allocation to 60 percent

April 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/17/2012, p5
The article reports that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has projected that it will deliver 60% of requested State Water Project water in 2012, up by 10% from 2011. The increase is due to an unusually wet March and higher-than-average reservoir storage from last winter. However, DWR director Mark Cowin warns of a potential dry year in 2013, subsequently reducing reservoir storage. Further information on precipitation gages and the capacity of the state's reservoirs is cited.


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