California will need 11 trillion gallons of water to end epic drought, NASA says

December 16, 2014 7:45 PM

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California will need 11 trillion gallons of water to end epic drought, NASA says

Instead, it will take 11 trillion gallons of water, which is one and a half times the capacity of Lake Mead, Nevada, the country's largest reservoir, to climb out of the water deficit the Golden State is in, new data shows.

The NASA analysis comes from satellite and aircraft-based measurements of groundwater and mountain snowpack in California, and was released at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco on Tuesday morning. The data also comes a week after a severe storm hit California, dum...

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