Monday, November 24, 2008

Experts fear 3rd straight dry winter likely

From the San Francisco Chronicle
By Kelly Zito

Dodging a disastrous third year of drought in California could take the kind of winter mega-storms that leave almost as much ruin as they do rain. But even a few "pineapple express" storms - torrents of warm, wet air carried from the southwest - won't totally offset two critically dry years and legal rulings that limit water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, scientists at a state water conference said Friday. More >>