In California, a Race to Capture the Water Before It Escapes
In California, a Race to Capture the Water Before It Escapes – The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription)
California is nearing record precipitation this winter after the three driest years on record left reservoirs drained all over the state. But environmental and fishing groups have criticized state officials for letting too much water flow into the ocean. Had the long-proposed Sites Reservoir in Northern California been built, for example, it would have captured nearly a half million acre-feet of stormwater in the first six weeks of this year, according to an analysis by the Sites Project Authority.