There is no denying that the California drought is dire. NASA scientists said earlier this year that the state only has a one-year supply of water left. Yet the Lone Mountain lawn and golf courses all around the state remain as green as ever. And so that raises the question that many are asking: what is California actually doing to slow our perpetuation of the next Dust Bowl? Continue reading Skip the Burger, Stop the Drought
Before you decide to take a long hot shower, think again. California tops the list of states suffering from the worst drought in history, especially because 75% of the land is affected by the drought. This past week California Governor Jerry Brown ordered an executive order aimed at restricting water use by 25% beginning next month. Continue reading New Measures to Handle California’s Drought
With California experiencing the worst drought in recent memory, the state is taking drastic action to prevent water waste and misuse by implementing fines for water wasters and water rationing. Currently, USF is in the middle of a city that has yet to feel the drought’s effects.
Governor Jerry Brown asked Californians to voluntarily cut back on their water use by 20% and to prevent water waste on January 17, 2014. To date, however, water usage has only decreased a dismal five percent compared to water usage during this same period of time in previous years. Continue reading Significant Drought in CA, Insignificant Consequences in SF So Far