Could California’s Drought Last 200 Years?

lake_mendocinoAn article last February in National Geographic discusses the possibility that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more. according to a report by B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley.

During the medieval period, there was over a century of drought in the Southwest and California. The past repeats itself,” says Ingram, who is co-author of The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climate Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow.

Indeed, Ingram believes the 20th century may have been a wet anomaly. Read the full article here. Start helping to conserve water with shorter showers here.

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