With atmospheric rivers drenching the US west coast, researchers are testing methods to capture as much stormwater as possible to replenish depleted aquifers
6 January 2023
Swaths of California have seen atmospheric rivers dump heavy rains since the end of December, with storms forecast to bring 20 trillion gallons more over the next two weeks. The deluge is a problem – severe flooding has wreaked havoc on the San Francisco Bay Area and led to at least 6 deaths.
But it could also offer some respite to a state in the throes of a severe water crisis driven by megadrought and overuse. …