Getting to the root of California’s water cycle

© Western Farm Press

02 Aug 2011
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What winter brings to the Sierra Nevada determines, more than anything, how much water can be tapped in summer by California’s communities and businesses, including the state’s $35 billion agricultural industry. About 60 percent of the water used in California comes from melting Sierra snow.


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