Dealing with California’s 4-year drought

“The End of California?” is the headline of Timothy Egan’s New York Times op ed piece for May 3. “California,” he says, “from this drought onward, will be a state transformed.… The Golden State may recover, but it won’t be the same place.” As dire as that sounds, an aggressive statewide effort – to use…

Last month's NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state's inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas' runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin's rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around the Buttes. However California's 3-year drought has drastically reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and ecosystem needs throughout…

A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View

By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog" - April 9, 2014 On the seventh day of exploring impacts of drought in California’s Central Valley, I slipped down some loose scree into a San Joaquin riverbed.  Shadows of Mendota’s bridge on…

NWNL Expedition Spotlights California Drought! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFy5b_rG1qI  Chasing California's Thirst   March 14-26, 2014 Expedition No Water No Life will visit the Sacramento Delta from San Francisco Bay to Antioch, the Sacramento River from the Delta north to the Butte Sink region, and the San Joaquin River from the Delta south to Bakersfield to document causes, impacts and solutions of California’s…