The Salinas Watershed (HUC 18060005) encompasses approximately 1,614 square miles in central California. The region receives most of its precipitation from winter storms and snowpack accumulation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The snowpack is an important source of water for the Salinas River, which runs through the watershed and provides water for agriculture and other uses. The watershed is also home to several major reservoirs, including San Antonio Reservoir and Nacimiento Reservoir. These reservoirs help regulate water flow and provide water for human consumption and industry. The Salinas Watershed experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. In recent years, the region has been impacted by drought, which has led to reduced snowpack and lower water levels in reservoirs. Climate change is expected to exacerbate these issues in the future.