A Better Way to Manage Reservoir Levels

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Apr 04, 2016
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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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