That’s the less-than-optimistic opinion of Jeff Shields, general manager of the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
Shields penned a water-supply outlook for his board last week, recapping the consequences of low reservoir levels and a meager snowpack (though truth be told, his district is in a far superior position to most others). Read his report.
“It is common for longtime residents in the Central Valley to say… ‘I hope we never see anything like 1977 again,’” Shields writes. “Unfortunately, we are indeed seeing it and unless things improve, those just may look like the good old days.”