Cycles of Drought and Flood in the West

Blog #95  Water feast or famine- When government builds a permanent dam at the base of a watershed to create a reservoir, the impoundment usually comes equipped with a hydroelectric generating system.  The assumption is that dependable winter rains will fill it up to capacity and water will be disbursed to agriculture, cities, and sometimes to preserve wetlands, during dry weather while making power all year long.  Lately, the odds of this are scrambled.