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Cracked mud lingers where water once stood; Vallecito Reservoir fills to its banks nearly every spring, fed by snowmelt running into the valley from high peaks to the north. The captured water is released to irrigators and communities downstream, leaving much of the reservoir basin dry in recent years.
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Jeremy Wade Shockley
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PROJECT | Climate Change in the West
Cracked mud lingers where water once stood; Vallecito Reservoir fills to its banks nearly every spring, fed by snowmelt running into the valley from high peaks to the north. The captured water is released to irrigators and communities downstream, leaving much of the reservoir basin dry in recent years.