Today at Berkeley Lab

Graph Shows History of Rainfall at the Lab; Drought Planning Underway

While the nearly eight inches of rain earlier this month at Berkeley Lab more than quadrupled the season total, cumulative precipitation levels following these storms have only now just inched above the driest years on record in California. Here is a plot of historical cumulative precipitation levels at the Lab and a similar plot recorded by the Department of Water Resource for a series of monitoring sites in the northern Sierra. Sustainable Berkeley Lab is working to develop appropriate responses to the current drought and to meet long-term water conservation goals. We will share more details with the Lab community as they are firmed up.