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California Drought Recovery

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A provider of water-related advisory services to clients in California, RMC Water and Environment has worked with regions throughout the state in their efforts to use water resources to combat drought conditions. Recently, RMC Water and Environment earned accolades from the California Association of Environmental Professionals for its work on an irrigation plan for a drought-stricken community in the state.

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California Drought Recovery

  1. 1. California Drought Recovery RMC Water and Environment
  2. 2. Introduction  A provider of water-related advisory services to clients in California, RMC Water and Environment has worked with regions throughout the state in their efforts to use water resources to combat drought conditions. Recently, RMC Water and Environment earned accolades from the California Association of Environmental Professionals for its work on an irrigation plan for a drought-stricken community in the state. For five years, California has weathered drought conditions beyond anything on record. The year 2014 ranks as the driest year in its history, and it was in that year that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency. Since then, conditions have improved, though not enough to render California drought-free.
  3. 3. California Drought Recovery  In fact, according to a study recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, it may take four additional years for the state to recover from damage caused by its historic drought. Much of the state’s improvement owes to El Nino, which brought to the Sierra Nevada a near-normal amount of snowfall, the melting of which helped alleviate drought conditions. However, near-normal snowfall does not make up for the water deficit accumulated over the drought years. Because of the unprecedented severity of the drought, it would take several winter seasons of such snow accumulation to undo the drought-related damage.

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