Whiplash from California’s Water Year
Today, we look back on the aftermath of one of the wettest years in California history. Nine atmospheric rivers hammered the fertile soil of America’s breadbasket in January 2023, dumping about 32 trillion gallons of water on the drought-stricken ground over a three-week period. This brought more than 700 landslides, power outages impacting a half million people, racking up more than a billion dollars in damages and taking 20 lives.
That was just the start of it. Tulare Farm Bureau’s Executive Director Tricia Stever Blattler is back with us to recall some of those events.