Within California’s almond industry, the sufficiency of water and its efficient use is a constant area of focus. After all, almond trees are permanent crops which cannot survive without water year to year, a fact exacerbated in periods of drought.
As California’s climate warms, it brings more rain and less snowpack. The state needs man-made water storage. Proposals include the Sites Reservoir in Colusa County, Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River and raising Shasta Dam.