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Then and now: A ‘megadrought’ in California

Then and now: A ‘megadrought’ in California

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In our monthly feature, Then and Now, we reveal some of the ways that planet Earth has been changing against the backdrop of a warming world. Here, we look at the effects of extreme weather on a crucial reservoir that supplies water to millions of people in northern California.This year is likely to be critically dry for California. Winter storms that dumped heavy snow and rain across the state are not expected to be substantial enough to counterbalance drought conditions.Lake Oroville plays a key role in California's complex water delivery system. Bidwell Marina at Lake Oroville, California A modern web browser and internet connection are required to view the image slider Drag button to see how extreme drought has affected lake .no-js.s...