More than 50 million people in the Northern United States are affected by the drought, according to the article posted by The Washington Post on April 1st.
Gov. Jerry Brown is strongly announcing new terms for water usage across the State. Water reductions will affect golf course, lawns, universities, and more public places. The hope is to reduce water usage by 25%. This is a good and practical goal; starting one step at a time is the way to success.
Tests were done on Northern mountains for snow fall, such as places in Lake Tahoe where normally several feet of snow would lie at this time each year, but today there none. (We just had some snow fall today.)
The Washington Post stated low records will cause major issues this summer during fire season. Here’s what we’re looking at:
“…33 percent of all western land is experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought levels, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including more than 93 percent of California. More than 52 million people live in drought-affected areas, according to NOAA data.”
Read more here.