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DROP IN THE BUCKET: Why record rain won’t dent California drought
Jul 22nd, 2015 by Warren Swil

Gold is the new green

as we learn to live

with less water

California Gov. Jerry Brown imposed the first mandatory water use reductions on the state after four years of drought.

Once emerald green, my front lawn has been slowly turning golden as California’s four years of drought and local watering restrictions take their toll.
Suddenly, Mother Nature delivered us a paradoxical “gift”: record rainfall in mid-July!
While we all rejoiced at the sudden downpour, it is alas not going to alleviate the drought any time soon.
The seeds of the current water scarcity were sown a long time ago in far off places. The recent storm was not only in the wrong place at the wrong time; its bounty was far too little to make a real difference.
We are having to learn to live with less water.


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