You read it in the news more often. Water shortage is becoming a big problem. The Brasilian place Sao Paolo is running out of fresh water and this article is about the problems about fresh water that is happing in California right now. What is happening?
There was an op-ed published Friday in the Los Angeles Times about the complete calamity that is California’s water supply.
The state is in its fourth year of drought conditions. California’s official drought site notes that this January was “considered the driest January since meteorological records have been kept.” Reservoir levels remain way below average.
Look at our article about water shortage that we placed earlier on Amsterdam Today.
Resevoir levels are so low that the LA Times op-ed says this:
Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing.
California has no contingency plan for a persistent drought like this one (let alone a 20-plus-year mega-drought), except, apparently, staying in emergency mode and praying for rain.