A Better Way to Manage Reservoir Levels

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Apr 04, 2016
Lisa Palmer


Meteorologists may not be able to prevent drought, but they’re developing tools to lessen its impact along the west coast.

There, long dry spells are offset by a handful of winter storms that produce up to half the region’s precipitation. Since these storms often arrive in clusters, reservoirs can quickly overflow. So when the reservoir reaches a certain level, managers release water, sending a precious resource down the drain.

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