From 2014 until the beginning of 2017 California suffered through a major drought. It was a hot topic in the news, and NWNL conducted five Spotlight Expeditions to document and bring attention to that drought and its significance. But what exactly is a drought? What causes droughts? What are the effects of droughts? What does … Continue reading Drought: A Photo Essay
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Global Drought Threats – New Jersey Up Next?
By Christina Belasco, NWNL Project Manager Stanislaus National Forest at the Yosemite N.P. entryway. Trees are dying by the thousands here due to the nexus of drought, high temperatures, fires, and pine bark beetle infestation. When Americans hear the word "drought" these days, they may instantly envision a scene of a heat-scorched, fire-ridden California. Of course … Continue reading Global Drought Threats – New Jersey Up Next?
A Cinderella Story: Las Vegas isn’t a Water Hog
by Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life. Nevada: Boulder City, river bed, Lake Mead National Recreation Area Mention of water usage in Las Vegas prompts most people to roll their eyes in exasperation. I saw this last week during a lecture on mega-droughts presented to an audience of environmentalists. Few realized that, … Continue reading A Cinderella Story: Las Vegas isn’t a Water Hog
Drought and Flooding increases CA Levees risk of failure
Almost 5 years of drought, now combined with recent rainfall-induced flooding, has weakened California's levees. Culprits are soil cracking that allows water seepage, soil-strength reduction, land subsidence and erosion, all of which NWNL observed on its California Spotlight expeditions in 2014 and 2015. Fifty-five percent of California's levee systems are now in danger of failing … Continue reading Drought and Flooding increases CA Levees risk of failure
Freshwater supports all terrestrial biodiversity
NWNL Hydro-graphics are created by Jenna Petrone.
Will there be enough water when the cranes return?
by Barbara Folger, NWNL Project Coordinator. Will there be enough water for these Greater Sandhill Cranes when they return to the San Francisco Bay Delta this fall? With the state’s snowpack down to 5% of average, the lowest ever recorded, Governor Brown has mandated a 25% water use reduction. This is the first time an … Continue reading Will there be enough water when the cranes return?
Finding Wetlands in a Drought
By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Professional Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog"-April 11, 2014 The phone rang. That snowy Saturday I was editing photos of Ethiopia’s Omo River. “Alison, you must cover California’s drought for No Water No Life®. It’s beyond regional. US and Asian markets … Continue reading Finding Wetlands in a Drought
A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View
By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog" - April 9, 2014 On the seventh day of exploring impacts of drought in California’s Central Valley, I slipped down some loose scree into a San Joaquin riverbed. Shadows of Mendota’s bridge on … Continue reading A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View
The Most Endangered Rivers in America – 2014
The worst is California's San Joaquin River: Part of the NWNL California Drought SPOTLIGHT NWNL is contributing images and blogs in support of American Rivers' efforts in the San Joaquin Basin. Two other river basins on American Rivers Top 10 List this year overlap with NWNL case-study watersheds: - The Upper and Middle Mississippi River … Continue reading The Most Endangered Rivers in America – 2014
NWNL Expedition Spotlights California Drought!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFy5b_rG1qI Chasing California's Thirst March 14-26, 2014 Expedition No Water No Life will visit the Sacramento Delta from San Francisco Bay to Antioch, the Sacramento River from the Delta north to the Butte Sink region, and the San Joaquin River from the Delta south to Bakersfield to document causes, impacts and solutions of California’s … Continue reading NWNL Expedition Spotlights California Drought!