- California is now entering into it's fourth year of severe drought. With winter coming to a close on March 20th with very little rain or snow, it seems that no turn for the end of the drought is on the horizon. As a result of the drought, wildfires rates are doubling in some areas, thousands of jobs have been lost, crops are not growing from former rich farmlands, and the price of vegetables and fruits have seen a continuous rise. Nasa scientist warn that about 1 year of water remains in California to sustain. The State Water Resource Control Board has extended prior drought restrictions on water use and has added to them. Residents are required to turn off their sprinklers and customers must not ask for water at restaurants. CA Gov. Brown has also called for an overall reduction of water use by 20% and in the past year water use has went down by 11%.
Written By: Lauren B. I @laurenbeal