The Coachella Valley golf community is working to solve water problems

The atmospheric flows that began to tumble California right after Christmas have produced more than enough snow in the Sierra Nevada and rain everywhere else to relieve parts of the state that Mother Nature and the State Water Project depend on for the majority of their water needs dependent – not permanent relief, but a hiatus to regroup after the three driest years on record.

A good year can and will restore much of the lost reserve capacity in the 1,500 holding tanks (reservoirs) that California built in the first 70 years of the 20th century to meet the portion of Southern California’s imported needs required by the State Water Project is covered. However, a good year in California cannot and will not do much to raise the levels of these two mega-reservoirs known as Lake Mead and Lake Powell, which supply water from the Colorado Basin.