The Current Appalling Drought Of California Essay
There is no definitive event which caused the drought, however it is presumed that La Niña was the spark of the drought. La Niña is a type of atmospheric and oceanic temperature phase. During a La Niña year, winters are often warmer in the Southeast and colder in the Northwest, and it has caused California to have exceedingly dry winters. Since winter precipitation is a large supplier of water for the country, a lack of storms has sparked the drought. As well, there was a section of the Pacific Ocean which was around 2-7% higher temperature than normal, and this caused warmer winds which led to less snowfall and warmer temperatures (Griffin, 2015).
A solution to the California drought is necessary before the state experiences the effects in a more profound way.
Image 1. A comparison of an area before…