Because they really need the rain.
Drenching rain will fall on much of California through Tuesday night, bringing some relief to the ongoing drought and raising the risk of flash flooding.
While a series of storms have brought rain to parts of northern and central California over the past few weeks, Tuesday’s storm will bring the first significant rain event for Southern California since the spring.
They’d accept half the state being covered with mud if it meant that the reservoirs were full of rainwater…
3 thoughts on “I believe that Southern California will be all right with the flash flood risk.”
Cali has had problems, in the past, with mudslides ..
Given how low the water table is in some parts of the valley, this could get .. interesting. Enough water has been pulled out of the aquifers in places that the topology above it has changed… which will affect runoff patterns.
The rain may indeed help, but what we need for long term relief is a lot of snow in the Sierras.
I’d note with sufficient cheap electricity, there are straightforward solutions to this problem (and even with CA rates, there’s still a desalination plant opening up in Carlsbad).
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