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Jay Lund: California’s 2022 Water Year – Both Wet and Dry

After two years of solid drought, and four months into California’s “wet” season, we don’t know if this year will be wet or dry.  This is normal for California.  But this year’s monthly precipitation “whiplash” is unusual.   For northern California, October was the 2nd wettest October in 102 years of record (400% of average October […]

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Jay Lund: California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – a short history of big changes

January 4, 2021 – Deltas globally adjust with changes and fluctuations in external conditions, internal dynamics, and human management.  This is a short history of big changes to California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) in the past and present, and its anticipated future.  This history is important for understanding how many of the Delta’s problems have […]

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Op-Ed: Jay Lund: California’s drought and floods are over and just beginning

April 10, 2017 – California is a land of extremes – where preparing for extremes must be constant and eternal. The last six years demonstrated California’s precipitation extremes. From 2012-2015, California endured one of its driest years of record.  2016 was an additional near-average year, classified into drought because water storage levels were so low. […]