Epic California drought preview future global warming mega-droughts

Mashable: Typically, the snowpack provides up to 30% of the state's annual freshwater resources and is at a seasonal peak depth in early April. But in the face of mild Pacific storms that brought rain instead of snow, as well as drier-than-average conditions and a record-warm winter, the snow cover stood at just 5% of average on April 1, by far the lowest level ever recorded. Conditions are so dire that California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Wednesday the first-ever statewide mandated water restrictions,......

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