California Drought

Articles on the 2013-2015 California Drought

Delta Water: Data Manipulation discovered in Contra Costa Water District Documents

March 21, 2015
Delta Water: Data Manipulation discovered in Contra Costa Water District Documents

The following graph has ¬†been widely published by the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) to make the case that the Delta was a historically fresh water swamp. You can find the document here and here. The graph is based on data from California Hawaiian Sugar Company. C&H Sugar used to have a massive sugar plant […]

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Waste not, want not: California’s Drought – Part 1

March 15, 2015

Few people in California realize that the vast majority of rain and snow that falls in California ends up going into the Pacific Ocean unused by farmers, citizens, or industry. Over 21 million acre feet of fresh water in an average year flows down the Sacramento River through the Sacramento Delta emptying into the Pacific […]

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