California’s Reservoirs Recover, but Huge Snowpack is Flood Threat

April 9, 2023

A string of extreme rain and snow storms ended the worst of California’s drought.
Massive snow pack in the mountains can be a “savings account” for the summer dry season, but a spring hot spell could bring new flood disasters.



2 Responses to “California’s Reservoirs Recover, but Huge Snowpack is Flood Threat”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    And of course we know that flash droughts are more likely in the ever more extreme climate regime.


    Side note on a good negative feedback with respect to plants: Plants both take in CO2 and lose water through stomata (leaf pores). When CO2 levels are higher, plants grow with fewer stomata and therefore lose less water through evapotranspiration. Stomata close both at night (when there is no photosynthesis) and when exposed to excess amounts of CO2.

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