As KPCC’s science reporter Sanden Totten put it when he tweeted this image, here’s the California drought in one picture: Folsom Lake in 2011 compared to Folsom Lake last month. (Image: California Department of Water Resources, via NASA)
To help make taking shorter showers a little more fun, there is a new Twitter and Facebook account called @ShortShowerSong. People can share short songs to shower to, and get ideas from others. It’s more fun than showering with a timer!
Low water levels in Pinecrest Lake, part of PG&E’s Spring Gap-Stanislaus Hydropower Project in the Sierra foothills. Trees that were cut before the reservoir was created in 1914 are visible. (Photo: Mark Sommer)