“A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish.” The LA Times explains that the risk of a monster quake and tsunami off California’s North Coast is greater than researchers once thought.

+ Maybe that’s why Chris Robinson is building a tsunami-proof pod in his Palo Alto backyard. On one hand, I think that’s extreme. On the other hand, it can’t hurt to make friends with Chris Robinson.

+ California just had its warmest winter on record.

+ How dry is it? This year, 12 million Chinook salmon will travel from the Sacramento River to the ocean. By truck.

+ Maybe Californians just need to start digging. Some scientists now believe that, deep beneath the Earth’s surface, there is vast reservoir that may hold as much water as all of our oceans combined.