Dramatic photos from NASA highlight severity of California’s drought

By Hayley Smith | July 19, 2021 | The LA Times

As the West descends deeper into drought, climate and water experts are growing increasingly alarmed by California’s severely shriveling reservoirs.

On Monday, Shasta Lake — the largest reservoir in the state — held a scant 1.57 million acre-feet of water, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, or about 35% of its capacity.

A series of satellite images captured by NASA show just how dramatically the water level has fallen.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-19/nasa-satellite-photos-show-severity-california-drought

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